April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month (IBS). This is a condition that affects the large intestine resulting in the following symptoms:
- Abdominal cramps
- Diarrhea or constipation
There is no general rule of what to eat and what to avoid in treating IBS. A physician will go through a patient’s daily diet and see if there are certain foods that are more likely to act as triggers. The foods that physicians who treat this disease may recommend avoiding include:
- Carbonated Drinks
- Dairy products
Some of these symptoms can be relieved by modifying the diet as well as taking certain medications.
The classifications of medications include:
Prescription pain medications
If you are experiencing recurring intestinal distress and would like to speak with a physician at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, please call 718-206-7001.
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