If you have experienced IBS, you have probably wondered about its treatment. IBS is a well known intestinal disorder for its unpleasant symptoms, which cause uncomfortable and disturbing physical and mental status. IBS available treatment methods have developed recently. Most of these methods are researchable, and their efficiency differs statistically. Thus, unfortunately, there is no fixed medication or therapeutic option that would guarantee a 100% effective treatment of IBS. The following three steps course of treatment will ensure you restore your well-being and full state of health.
Being diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome isn’t welcome news to hear. Thus, accepting this fact is an essential step toward treatment. IBS patients should be aware of what kind of symptoms and side effects they should expect and how to deal with them properly. It is best to give patients as much information about IBS as he asks in order to help him cope with it. Always keep in mind that any progress needs time, so setting goals could result in helping the patient get better sooner.
*The following sorts of therapy are well gathered and highly recommended by many doctors, so following one of them will be the easiest way to treat IBS.
IBS medications treat one symptom or more. Thus, the predominant symptom should be taken into consideration to determine what kind of drugs should be taken. It is advisable to consult a physician or GP (general practitioner) before taking OTC (without prescription) drugs. Classifying drugs according to their action:
1Antispasmodic / anticholinergic drugs, such as:
Dicyclomine (Bentyl) which is a recommendable smooth muscle relaxant which helps reduce colic pain and intestinal spasms.
Hyoscyamine (Levsin) which is also well-known for its extensive uses, including relieving colic pain and enhancing the motility of the gut.
- Dosage of both differs according to the condition and the age of the patient, so make sure to consult a doctor or healthcare provider before taking them.
- Side effects of both include dizziness, headache, blurred vision and nervousness. They are commonly reported, but no considered serious complications.