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Irritable Bowel Disease

ibsIrritable Bowel Disease is the formal heading for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, conditions which can result in debilitating abdominal pain, diarrhea and anemia. It is caused by the immune system mistakenly attacking the GI tract and is treated with various options for medication and/or surgical relief.

Symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Bloating
  • For at least 12 weeks

Diagnosis:

  • Stool and blood test
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy

Treatment:

  • Soluble fiber
  • Peppermint oil
  • Medication