Professional Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) In Queens, NY

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a common medical condition that affects mostly women and can cause abdominal pain, gas, bloating, cramping and/or constipation. IBS is not considered a serious illness, as it causes no permanent internal damage and does not increase your risk of colon cancer. Patients feel bloated and the feeling of not having emptied the bowels completely, so needing to return to the toilet shortly after a bowel movement. Many people with IBS find that their symptoms are made worse by stress and by certain foods. If you have IBS, your large intestine may be more sensitive to stimulation, so it can spasm for no apparent reason, causing the uncomfortable symptoms mentioned above. The good news is that IBS can be treated by the expert team at New York Gastroenterology & Endoscopy with dietary and lifestyle changes, including reducing your stress levels.

What are Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

IBS can present itself in many different ways and it’s important to know what to look for.

IBS Symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Cramps
  • Bloating
  • Gas

In addition, you may notice mucus in your stool. If you have IBS, you may get an urge to move your bowels, but then nothing comes out. Often, irritable bowel syndrome symptoms are mild enough to control or abide on your own. Since some of the symptoms of IBS also are symptoms of more serious conditions, please visit New York Gastroenterology & Endoscopy if symptoms worsen. Our team of trusted professionals is here to help give you the right treatments for IBS so you can go back to feeling comfortable.

Controlling of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The exact cause or causes of irritable bowel syndrome are unknown, which is why IBS can be difficult to treat at times. The muscles in your large intestine move food along as your body absorbs the nutrients and fluids. When you have IBS, the muscles don’t work properly, either flushing food too quickly or stagnating with the food stuck there. This dysfunction causes the symptoms described above. Not everyone is affected the same way, but women report the condition more often than men. Certain foods, such as dairy, chocolate, even fruits and vegetables can trigger IBS. Artificial sweeteners, alcohol, caffeine and carbonated beverages also might cause the condition. Medicine, such as antibiotics, can contribute to it as well. Stress, hormones and genetics also can play a role in the onset of IBS. You may need further laboratory tests or perform diagnostic procedures such as a colonoscopy or a flexible sigmoidoscopy. The dedicated and professional team at New York Gastroenterology & Endoscopy has you covered for all of your IBS treatment needs.

Your Trusted Digestive Center in Queens

No matter how many doctors from whom you have sought treatment, come to our Queens gastroenterologist and get answers. Our board-certified physician can help you feel better as quickly as possible. Additionally, we also accept most major insurance plans and policies so you can rest assured that you will get the treatment you need at a price you can afford.

To schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (718) 734-0404 today!

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