How can irritable bowel syndrome be treated?
Q: I am 26 years old man suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for the last 9 years diagnosed through sigmoidoscopy. I need to go pass stools 3-4 times a day but never feel fully satisfied because of incomplete evacuation. Sidmoidoscopy showed mucous and that the intestine didn't open fully at 45 cms but otherwise normal. I take Rabeprazole and Choldiazpoxide twice a day but in vain. Please advise.
A:It sounds like you have irritable bowel syndrome. I suggest you do the following:
- Take Isabgol husk one tablespoonful daily, mix it with water or juice.
- Take regular exercise (1/2 hr of brisk walk, 4-5 times a week).
- Drink plenty of water: 5-6 glasses/day.