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Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a common medical condition diagnosed by the best in class NYC Gastroenterologist that targets your intestines. IBS can cause abdominal pain, gas, bloating, cramping, diarrhea and/or constipation. IBS symptoms can often times be accompanied by and overlap with other symptoms and be difficult to identify as the cause of your symptoms. Patients should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by a gastroenterologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan in order to exclude an underlying serious illness or condition. Blood work, stools studies, breath tests and other diagnostic tests include endoscopy/colonoscopy may need to be performed to secure a proper diagnosis depending on your case.
Other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome that the NYC gastroenterologist’s patients typically have include bloating and the feeling of not having emptied the bowels completely, so needing to return to the toilet shortly after a bowel action. 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 NYC doctor (or at least comfortably controlled) with dietary and lifestyle changes, including reducing your stress levels in many situations.