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Irritable bowel

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Christiane Fux

Christiane Fux studied journalism and psychology in Hamburg. Since 2001, the experienced medical editor writes magazine articles, news and specialist texts on all conceivable health topics. In addition to her work for lifelikeinc.com, Christiane Fux also works in prose. Her first thriller appeared in 2012, as well as writing, designing and publishing her own crime thrillers.

More Articles by Christiane FuxAn irritable bowel relies on a functional disorder of the intestine. Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea or constipation. Often they increase in stress. The disease can be very stressful, but it is not dangerous. For a safe diagnosis, the doctor must rule out other possible causes. Here you read everything important to complaints, triggers and the treatment options for irritable bowel syndrome.

ICD codes for this disease: ICD codes are internationally valid medical diagnosis codes. They are found e.g. in medical reports or on incapacity certificates. K58

A special diet for irritable bowel does not exist. As a general rule, instead of eating three large meals, you should eat several smaller portions.

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Irritable bowel: short overview

  • Most common symptoms: Abdominal pain, diarrhea and / or constipation, flatulence
  • Possible causes: Disturbed barrier function of the intestinal wall, disturbed intestinal activity, increased immune activity in the intestinal wall, increased pain perception
  • Diagnosis of exclusion: inflammatory bowel disease, food intolerances, gastrointestinal infections, gynecological causes must be excluded for the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome
  • Treatment: always individual treatment concept with drugs, herbal remedies, homeopathy, probiotics, diet change, stress reduction
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Irritable bowel: symptoms

In irritable bowel (irritable bowel) the intestinal function is disturbed. Therefore, the stool changes: Patients often suffer from diarrhea or constipation.

In some patients, however, the bowel movement is unchanged. They mainly suffer from pain or bloating, a bloated stomach and escaping intestinal wind. These symptoms are also common in combination with diarrhea and constipation.

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