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My hubby has gastric problem since more than 5-6 years, past 3-4 years he goes to motion at least 5-6 times a day,complains of uneasiness in the stomach, if he doesn't empty his bowel. Has very limited foods due to the fear of passing motion many times. We had consulted gastroenterologist & did all the tests advised such as colonoscopy & endoscopy. Results were normal in colonoscopy only in endoscopy there were few ulcers in the upper part of oesophagus. Doctor had informed he has IBS. Had given medications for the same which was taken almost a year back(presently not under any medication).we hav tried all types of treatment like allopathy,Ayurveda & homeopathy, But the problem has not at all resolved, due to this illness he has lost weight drastically ( his present ht&wt: 6.2 ft ht, wt-63kg). Please advice , really worried. - Asked by N J on 11-Jul-2014 22:17:19

Answer Count: 2    Disorder Type: Digestive disorders
  • Answered by Dr. on 12-Jul-2014 13:17:46


    Irritable bowel syndrome is a psychosomatic disorder where in a psychological disorder causes somatic problem. If you do not address stress aspect of it you do not get complete relief. Please wait for psychologist response to your query here.

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Replied by N J on 12-Jul-2014 22:11:55

Thanks Doctor for your valuable feedbacks. Would be eagerly awaiting a psychologists response on my query.

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    Answered by Sheila Addanki on 13-Jul-2014 00:19:16


    As mentioned by the doctor above, IBS is a condition that may be precipitated by stress. Certain lifestyle changes, diet and understanding the nature of the condition along with medications will help reduce the symptoms of the disorder. Seeking therapy may help better to cope with stress. Based on the analysis of the condition a therapist may provide you with a siutable option. Cognitive behaviour therapy, behaviour therapies have found to reduce the symptoms of the condition. Certain relaxtion techniques such as guided imagery, deep breathing can be used to reduce the stess.

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