As much as twenty percent of the adult population in europe has symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – . However, out of those who suffer from symptoms of IBS, up to 70% do not seek medical care. Although IBS can at times be an elusive medical condition, there are methods of treatment that a Gastroenterology specialist can use to help provide a normal healthier lifestyle....
What is IBS ?
IBS is a common disorder, classified as a syndrome (group of symptoms), not a disease. IBS affects the large intestine (colon), causing multiple signs and symptoms.
What are the symptoms of IBS?
- Abdominal Pain
You should talk with a Dallas Gastroenterologist if experiencing any of the above. IBS is commonly misdiagnosed because many of these symptoms can mimic other serious medical conditions such as:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Celiac Disease
- Bacterial Overgrowth
How IBS diagnosed ?
The process of diagnosis depends on a physical exam and a detailed medical history provided to a gastroenterologist. Your Dallas colon doctor will want to do additional testing and procedures in order to ensure the correct diagnosis.
These may include:
- Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan
- Blood Tests
Once a diagnosis is made, your Gastroenterologist will be able to treat accordingly with the correct medication or treatment regimen in order for you to live an active, healthy lifestyle.
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