Medicines advised for irritable bowel syndrome

Other DiseasesBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamOct 04, 2016

It won’t be a lie to say that our diet is not exactly as it should be. Yes, we certainly don’t have a healthy diet and on top of everything, our diet consists of food that causes us to have bowel problems. Yes, all we eat is junk, such as pizzas, burgers and other fast-food items that cause intestinal issues for us and people must understand that eating everything and anything can cause troubles for us. Digestive and intestinal disease like Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common bowel problems that one can face.


What is Irritable bowel syndrome?


Irritable bowel syndrome is also called as IBS and is a very common condition, where the large intestine is affected adversely. The prime cause of irritable bowel syndrome is food. yes, foods that cause allergy, like some spices like cinnamon and black pepper cause allergy, then foods that are high on fat , some foods that cause gas like cabbage, broccoli and beans. Apart from food, people who take alcohol, sometimes stress can be a triggering factor for irritable bowel syndrome, women going through hormone shift might also suffer from IBS. How do you get to know if you have irritable bowel syndrome? The signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can be very misleading with cramps in abdominal area, gastric problems, hard or extra loose stools, pain in lower half of gut as these can be signs of any other intestinal trouble. That is why right diagnosis and medication at right time is important for IBS.


What are the medicines advised for irritable bowel syndrome?


Even diet is an important medication for IBS; a sufferer must start taking high fiber diet for IBS. Apart from diet, sufferer is advised to take lomotil and loperamide. If the sufferer is experiencing pain, he or she is advised to take antispasmodic and analgesic tablets. And when the conditions don’t seem to improve, antibiotics are given.