Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that impacts the large intestine. Many patients have to deal with the symptoms for their entire life. Thankfully, there are methods for effectively managing IBS. This article is all about IBS. We’ll discuss its symptoms, causes, and how to effectively treat the condition.
IBS Signs & Symptoms
IBS symptoms can vary based on the patient. Here are some of the signs and symptoms that might indicate a diagnosis of IBS:
- Pain in the abdomen
- Excess gas
- Cramping & bloating
- Constipation or diarrhea
Sometimes these symptoms may dissipate or disappear completely, only to recur later.
Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The symptoms of IBS can overlap with a variety of other conditions and diseases, so it’s important to get a complete diagnosis before moving on to treatment. Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that often affects patients over years (sometimes for life). Many patients with IBS can control their symptoms with simple lifestyle changes like diet changes, stress management, and more. Patients with more severe cases of IBS may require medications to help control symptoms. In extreme cases, surgical intervention by a gastroenterologist may be required. It’s essential to speak with a skilled IBS doctor about your condition and your options for treatment before deciding on any treatment strategies.
Minnesota IBS Doctor
If you are suffering through life with IBS and its related symptoms, don’t just live with the condition – take action to treat it! Contact Bhatti GI today to set up your appointment at one of our clinics (located in Edina and Chaska). Dr. Bhatti has performed over 40,000 GI procedures during his 20 years in practice. He is considered one of the most skilled and experienced GI surgeons in the state of Minnesota.