Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants
Gastroenterologists & Hepatologists located in Lake Worth, FL
Irritable bowel syndrome affects the digestive health of as many as 45 million people in the United States. To relieve chronic diarrhea or constipation associated with IBS, the team at Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants, in Lake Worth, Florida, offers comprehensive treatment plans customized to your needs. Whether you need medications or changes in your diet, the skilled gastroenterology team offers solutions for long-term symptom relief. Schedule a consultation at Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants today online, or by calling the office.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Q & A
What is irritable bowel syndrome?
Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS affects your gastrointestinal tract and causes symptoms that can interfere with your life.
While the root cause of IBS isn’t understood, muscle function in your intestines may play a role. You may also develop IBS symptoms if you have an infection in the intestines or abnormalities in the nerves of your digestive system.
What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?
For some with IBS, bowel issues like diarrhea or chronic constipation can become chronic. You may also experience persistent symptoms like:
- Mucus in stool
While symptoms of IBS can cause serious discomfort, the condition does not damage the bowel tissue or increase the risk of colorectal cancer.
When should I seek treatment for irritable bowel syndrome?
If symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome begin to interfere with your quality of life, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants.
IBS can cause symptoms similar to more severe gastrointestinal conditions. If you are also experiencing symptoms such as:
- Rectal bleeding
- Persistent vomiting
- Unexplained weight loss
Please schedule an appointment for a consultation as soon as possible.
How is irritable bowel syndrome treated?
While there’s no cure for irritable bowel syndrome, the gastroenterology team at Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants work with you closely to manage and prevent a worsening of your symptoms.
In many cases, lifestyle and dietary changes are beneficial for alleviating painful gas and bloating. Your provider can suggest food that won’t irritate your intestine while ensuring you’re eating nutritiously and getting enough fiber.
Over-the-counter or prescription medications can help relieve symptoms of IBS, such as laxatives and antidiarrheal medicines.
You can also learn how to better manage your stress, which can aggravate IBS symptoms, by increasing your daily physical activity and using breathing techniques. The Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants, team also recommends getting good quality sleep every night, which can relieve IBS symptoms and excess stress.
If you have chronic diarrhea or frequently feel bloated, schedule a consultation at Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants today by phone or by using the online booking feature.
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