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FAQs About IBS

If you have frequent and ongoing bowel issues such as bloating or constipation, you may be suffering from IBS. If you are a resident of Oviedo, FL, treatment for IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is available at Gastroenterology Services. Dr. Robert Shultz and Dr. Ian Martinez can provide professional care to help ease your intestinal disorder.

What Is IBS?

This condition is a very common ailment among Americans today. As many as 60 million Americans deal with chronic constipation, bloating, diarrhea, and gas, which are symptoms of IBS. Women are more likely than men to have to seek treatment for IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome) in Oviedo, FL. Let's look at some common questions people have about IBS.

FAQs About IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

How Does IBS Develop?

A variety of issues may cause IBS, such as hormones, specific foods, stress, and underlying medical conditions. Some people also have very sensitive or weak intestines.

Who is Most Likely To Develop This Disorder?

As mentioned earlier, women are more likely to be diagnosed than men - twice as likely. It is particularly more common among adults under the age of 45.

What Food Should You Avoid If You Have IBS?

You should avoid IBS triggering foods, such as caffeine, dairy, fatty foods, high-sugar foods, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, and energy drinks. You may also have to avoid raw fruit and broccoli for a while. While fruit and vegetables are healthy, unfortunately, they can cause a lot of gas. Over time, you may be able to add these foods back into your diet if they don't cause IBS symptoms for you.

How Can a Doctor Diagnose It?

There is no standard test to diagnose IBS. When you come into our office in Oviedo, FL, for an IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome) consultation, our doctors will perform an exam and ask you about your medical history. In some cases, a rectal exam, stool analysis, or a colonoscopy may be required to rule out other conditions.

Is Treatment Available?

The best way to treat IBS is with lifestyle adjustments such as diet, stress reduction, and exercise. Dr. Shultz or Dr. Martinez may also recommend a supplement or medication to help ease symptoms if your IBS is advanced.

If you are a resident of Oviedo, FL, get IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome) treatment today by calling Gastroenterology Services at (407) 478-0882. Dr. Shultz and Dr. Martinez will use their expertise to advise and guide you through your IBS issues.

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