IBS Treatment in San Jose
Irritable Bowel Syndrome—also known as IBS—is a gastrointestinal disorder affecting between 3-20% of Americans. Possible causes of this syndrome include colon or immune system sensitivity, and can be triggered by certain foods or an increase in stress levels.
At San Jose Gastroenterology, our team will provide accurate diagnosis and treatment to help get you back to feeling your best. We might be able to diagnose IBS based on a physical exam and discussion about your medical history. But, if not, we might recommend blood tests, stool samples, or a colonoscopy to rule out infection or other disease. With over 15 years of experience, we have been a trusted name in gastroenterology. So, if you are suffering with symptoms of IBS, give our team a call.
To learn more about our IBS testing and treatment solutions, call our team today at (408) 347-9001.
IBS Diagnostics in San Jose
Symptoms of IBS
There are three separate classifications: IBS with constipation (IBS-C), IBS with diarrhea (IBS-D), and IBS with mixed bowel habits (IBS-M). Symptoms can range from mild to debilitating and might not always be persistent, with some patients experiencing issues a few days every month. This makes recording symptoms and creating a food diary helpful tools in diagnosis and treatment.
IBS symptoms include:
- Frequent diarrhea
- Cramping or abdominal pain
- Gas and bloating
- Frequent constipation
- Changes in the appearance of your bowel movements, like the presence of mucus
- In severe cases, IBS can cause symptoms such as rectal bleeding, uncontrollable bowel movements, unexplained vomiting, and iron-deficiency anemia
Unfortunately, there is no cure for IBS, so we will create customized plans to help relieve your symptoms. We start by employing conservative treatments such as dietary or lifestyle changes. If those don’t mitigate your symptoms, we will work with you to develop a medication plan based on whether your IBS manifests as constipation or diarrhea.
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