5 Signs You May Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Do you think you may have irritable bowel syndrome? Some of the most common symptoms of IBS are:
- Abdominal pain
- Diarrhea or constipation
Symptoms are typically chronic and don’t go away. If you’ve been experiencing this discomfort for months or even years, now may be the right time to seek the help of an experienced gastroenterologist. You may experience cramping and abdominal pain associated with a bowel movement. You may also notice changes in your bowel movements. All of these things are good reason to contact our practice.
It is possible for your symptoms to manifest in other ways and you shouldn’t consider this list exhaustive. Symptoms also range in severity by individual.
For some people with IBS, changing what they eat and drink, and managing stressors can alleviate symptoms. Other people may need medical attention.
IBS affects the large intestine. It seems to be triggered by stress and certain foods. You may find that your symptoms worsen in response to wheat, dairy, coffee or other foods. While the exact cause isn’t well-established, IBS is linked to gut microbe changes, intestinal muscle contractions, nerves in the digestive system and stress-related factors.
The gastroenterologists at Park Avenue Medical Professionals diagnose IBS and other gut disorders.
If IBS is present, we will determine the right treatment course for you. Treatments may include:
- Avoiding certain foods and/or beverages
- Reducing stress
- Prioritizing sleep
Talk to our doctors about what may be right for you. Uncomfortable GI symptoms can really hinder your quality of life. These symptoms are inconvenient all the time, but especially when they arise at work, while exercising, or while trying to enjoy leisure time with family and friends. Our doctors will help you find an answer to the underlying problems.
Our experienced gastroenterologists in Manhattan determine the cause of your symptoms and recommend effective treatments to provide relief. Whether you are suffering from IBS or another GI disorder, we are here to help. Please contact us today.