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Irritable bowel syndrome Treatments

Irritable bowel syndrome: Treatments Inroduction

Treatment can help to control or eliminate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. The overall treatment goal for people living with irritable bowel syndrome is to control symptoms to a degree that allows them to feel better and live the most normal, healthy and active lives possible.

The most effect treatment plans include a multifaceted approach. One facet of treatment is dietary. This includes avoiding foods that may trigger symptoms. It is also often helpful to avoid overeating and eating excessively gassy, greasy or spicy foods that can cause indigestion and trigger irritable bowel syndrome. A high-fiber diet may help to relieve constipation.

In some severe cases, treatment may also include medications that have an anti-diarrheal effect and/or relieve pain. An antispasmodic drug may help to reduce intestinal contractions. If symptoms are triggered by stress, an antianxiety or antidepressant medication may be prescribed.

If diarrhea becomes severe and leads to dehydration, hospitalization and intravenous rehydration and electrolyte replacement therapy may be necessary.

Treatments for Irritable bowel syndrome

The following treatments are listed for Irritable bowel syndrome in our knowledge base:

Alternative Treatments for Irritable bowel syndrome

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Irritable bowel syndrome in various sources may include:

  • Peppermint
  • Magnesium glycinate
  • Hydrolized fish protein
  • Breathing exercise
  • Mind-body exercise
  • Meditation
  • Whole grains
  • High-fiber, low-fat diet
  • Hydration
  • Butter
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid lactose-containing products
  • Reduce refine sugar intake
  • Avoid soft drinks
  • Avoid fruit juice
  • Eat small meals
  • Yoga
  • Stress reduction
  • Avoid spicy food
  • Avoid cabbage
  • Avoid Brussels sprouts
  • Avoid broccoli
  • Avoid artificial sweeteners
  • Stop smoking
  • Psyllium
  • Gradual increase in fiber
  • Eat frequent small meals
  • Yogurt with L. acidophilus
  • Peppermint tea
  • Ginger tea
  • Exercise
  • Limit intake of beans
  • Hot water bottle or heating pad
  • Psyllium with fresh yogurt after dinner
  • Flaxseed tea
  • Sesame oil enema
  • Shatavari, hingwastak churna, ajwan and chitrak Ayurvedic herbal remedy
  • Shatavari, kama dudha, shanka bhasma and arrowroot Ayurvedic herbal remedy
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Qigong mind-body exercise
  • Tai Chi
  • Regular sleep habits
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Chinese patent herbs

Drugs and Medications used to treat Irritable bowel syndrome:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Irritable bowel syndrome may include:

  • Alosetron
  • Lotronex
  • Loperamide
  • Anit-Diarrheal
  • Apo-Loperamide
  • Diarrid
  • Dom-Loperamide
  • Imodium
  • Imodium AD
  • Kaopectate 1-D
  • Maalox A/D
  • Pepto Diarrhea Control
  • Clidinium and Chloridazepoxide
  • Librax
  • Apo-Chlorax
  • Dicyclomine
  • Bentyl
  • Bentylol
  • Formulex
  • Lomine
  • Pinaverium
  • Dicetel
  • Propantheline
  • Propanthel
  • Psyllium
  • Fiberall
  • Genfiber
  • Hydrocil
  • Konsyl
  • Konsyl-D
  • Konsyl Easy Mix
  • Konsyl Orange
  • Metamucil
  • Metamucil Smooth Texture
  • Modane Bulk
  • Perdiem Fiber Therapy
  • Reguloid
  • Serutan
  • Novo-Mucilax
  • Trimebutine
  • Apo-Trimebutine
  • Modulon
  • Debridat
  • Libertrim
  • Prescol
  • Mebeverine
  • Colese
  • Colofac
  • Tegaserod
  • Zelmac

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Irritable bowel syndrome:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Irritable bowel syndrome may include:

  • Alprazolam
  • Alprazolam Intensol
  • Apo-Alpraz
  • Med-Alprazolam
  • Novo-Alprazol
  • Nu-Alpraz
  • Xanax

Latest treatments for Irritable bowel syndrome

The following medications/drugs/procedures are some of the latest treatments for Irritable bowel syndrome:

Treatments for Causes of Irritable bowel syndrome

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Irritable bowel syndrome:

More causes: not all possible causes for Irritable bowel syndrome are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Irritable bowel syndrome.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Irritable bowel syndrome:

The following list of conditions have 'Irritable bowel syndrome' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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