For about the past 3-4 months I have experienced bad abdominal pain, constipation, severe gas and bloating and discomfort whenever I eat or drink anything including water. I just wanted to know what could be causing a of this. I have no known food allergies and I just need some help so I can stop the discomfort. Thankyou
Based on the history and the description of the cramps and specifically, in absence of major symptoms âlike fever, loss of weight, appetite, bloody stools, etc, you may be having Irritable bowel syndrome ââ(IBS).â
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional disorder characterized by cramping abdominal âpain or discomfort with alterations in bowel habits (bloating, constipation, and diarrhea). These âsymptoms usually are present for at least 12 weeks in a patient during the previous one year, and âunfortunately the onset or subsidence cannot be predicted. â
IBS is diagnosed by its signs and symptoms and by the absence of other diseases. IBS does not cause âany permanent damage or any serious illness but the symptoms cause severe discomfort & distress âaffecting an individuals work, ability to travel and attend social events. â
Most symptoms of IBS can be controlled with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications ââ(laxatives, antidiarrheals, antispasmodics, or antidepressants). â
For symptom relief, you may consider to take antacids for acid relief, activated charcoal for bloating âand stomach gas issues.â
You may consider to consult your physician or a gastroenterologist for counselling if you have any âadditional doubts. â
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