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IBS with Constipation

Think You Have IBS?

ibs with constipationIBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a condition many people face each day. Perhaps you have a condition you refer to as IBS, but have you actually been tested for it? It’s important not to self-diagnose in the case of recurrent digestive system problems. Always get a professional opinion before self-treating any potentially serious condition.

Living in the Internet age, many people conduct research online for a single symptom and base their treatment plan on what they find without ever consulting a doctor. While it’s very important to educate yourself, it’s also essential to get qualified medical advice and treatment. IBS is often erroneously mentioned when someone has problems with diarrhea or constipation. You should always get a proper diagnosis before making an assumption about your health, especially if you believe you may have a serious or life-threatening condition.

Categories of IBS

  1. IBS with constipation (IBS-C)
  2. IBS with diarrhea (IBS-D)
  3. IBS alternating between constipation and diarrhea (IBS-A)

IBS usually has multiple symptoms including either diarrhea or constipation that can be accompanied by pain in the abdomen, bloating, and the passage of mucous during bowel movements. IBS can also produce an alternating pattern of diarrhea or constipation accompanied by other symptoms. There are many triggers of IBS including stress, diet, and other possibly unknown factors. Some people suffer from all these symptoms while others experience just a few.

IBS with constipation is the lesser known of the two symptoms, as most people with IBS refer to having harsh attacks of diarrhea when something stressful happens or when they eat certain types of food. Some are unaware of triggers for their IBS-D and simply report consistent diarrhea, thinking it’s caused by something they ate or drank. IBS-C is basically IBS with constipation complicating the matter. This type usually results in pain from the constipation and also can bring terrible bloating and even fever. The pain can be tremendously excruciating and can deeply, negatively affect the person’s quality of life.

Causes of IBS

Many digestive problems can cause temporary constipation but a doctor should examine you for any health condition that is chronic or severe. Many people who self diagnose IBS by reading about symptoms could be overlooking a serious underlying condition as the true cause. Your doctor may take stool samples, recommend a Colonoscopy or Sigmoidoscopy procedure, conduct blood tests, or analyze your ultrasound and CT scans as part of the investigation. Because IBS presents with symptoms similar to other illnesses and digestive disorders, it is not as easy to diagnose and other medical issues must be ruled out first. While IBS isn’t curable, many other digestive problems are if detected early enough.

Many things such as stress, certain foods, or hormone fluctuations during menopause or pregnancy can trigger an IBS attack. IBS is still not fully understood but with recent medical advances, more information and potential causes are being discovered all the time.

Some things believed to cause this are a reflex of the colon (which is why IBS is also known as a spastic colon), stress, bacterial or viral infection, and even diet and lifestyle. Because there are many potential causes and symptoms, determining the best approach to managing IBS with constipation or IBS-A can take time.

Dealing with IBS

Anyone whom suspects they may have IBS should look for certain patterns in their health. Keep a diary of your bowel movements and record dietary habits, and be sure to note any episodes of stress. Sharing this information with your doctor can help with your own diagnosis. For people with constipation symptoms, laxatives are often prescribed but may not be the best solution. Laxatives can be harsh and if abused or taken on a long-term basis your colon can become dependent on them. A more natural approach would be gentler to your system and can result in a reduction of IBS symptoms. For someone facing constipation on a regular basis, relief is often a difficult goal to attain.

Oxy-Powder® is a natural product using oxygenation to cleanse your digestive system. It doesn’t create a harsh and urgent need to go to the bathroom but cleanses gently. It is not habit forming and is suitable for vegetarians because it’s an amazing powder within 100% vegetable capsules. Oxy-Powder® can relieve bloating and pain associated with constipation by helping you have consistent bowel movements again. When your digestive system starts backing up, fecal matter can become impacted within your intestinal tract. Over 70% of your immune defenses are affected by the digestive system’s operation and if it becomes constipated, you can feel sluggish, bloated, and just unwell all over. While not even amazing Oxy-Powder® can get rid of IBS, it can help to relieve constipation symptoms and promote bowel regularity.

IBS with constipation is a serious matter that can negatively affect your satisfaction with daily life and put a dead stop to productivity. Finding ways to reduce the symptoms and discomfort associated with constipation can make life bearable again. While there is no ultimate cure for IBS, many treatments exist for consideration including: medication, diet, alternative therapy such as acupuncture or Probiotic supplements (such as Latero-Flora™), antispasmodic drugs for the colon, and concentrated fiber supplements. Learning all you can about your unique triggers and doing your best to regulate your bowel movements can make IBS with constipation a manageable condition.

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