02. March 2017 · Comments Off on Foods to Avoid As Well As Foods to Recommend for Irritable Bowel Syndrome · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: ,

People who have been experiencing alternating diarrhea and constipation, pain, excessive gas, and stomach bloating may be interested to know that their symptoms may be due to exacerbated stress. Other symptoms that commonly accompany those primary symptoms include weakness, palpitations, back pain, faintness, headache, fatigue, and heartburn. If most of these apply to you, then you are one among the 20 million Americans who suffer … Continue reading

05. February 2014 · Comments Off on Irritable Bowel Syndrome Tests and Diagnosis · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags:

Irritable bowel syndrome is often diagnosed according to your symptoms. Few tests, if at all, are done to diagnose IBS. If your doctor suspects your symptoms come from lactase deficiency, he may require you to eat a lactose-free diet for a couple of weeks.

Some of the tests done to exclude other problems other than IBS can involve:

  • Medical history and physical examination
  • Stool tests
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