Zoloft Irritable Bowel Syndrome

People frequently ask about Zoloft irritable bowel syndrome treatment. People also ask about Rifaximin for IBS (short for irritable bowel syndrome). People want to know which drug IBS treatment is best for them.

Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome include stomach pain and cramps, a distended abdomen, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. Irritable bowel syndrome is not actually a disease; it's just a combination of symptoms. It is sometimes referred to as a functional disorder, since with IBS the bowel does not function properly.

Since no one knows for sure what causes irritable bowel syndrome, treatment can be difficult. Treatment is generally designed to prevent or relieve symptoms. Zoloft irritable bowel syndrome treatment is one option. Rifaximin for IBS is another.

Before we talk about treatments, though, let's look at prevention.

The best "treatment" for irritable bowel syndrome involves the prevention of flare-ups. Eating a special diet for IBS is probably the best form of prevention. Some foods that can trigger irritable bowel symptoms include caffeine, chocolate, carbonated drinks like soda, alcohol, fried or fatty foods, and most dairy products. Avoiding these foods can go a long way toward preventing the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Managing stress also helps to prevent symptoms, since stress can be a big trigger. Counseling can help with this, and so can medications like Zoloft irritable bowel syndrome drug therapy.

Having IBS can in itself be stressful. People with irritable bowel syndrome are sometimes worried about going out in public. And being in pain much of the time can be depressing. Again, this is a place where Zoloft irritable bowel syndrome therapy can help.

Drug IBS treatment is commonly prescribed by doctors. Drugs prescribed include stool softeners and other medicines for constipation, and anti-spasmodic medications for diarrhea.

Doctors sometimes prescribe anti-depressants for Irritable bowel syndrome. Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft irritable bowel syndrome treatment are common. These drugs help to relieve IBS symptoms and also relieve stress. This is useful because stress, as we mentioned earlier, is sometimes a trigger for irritable bowel syndrome.

Anti-depressant medication can have many side effects, though. Common side effects include drowsiness, anxiety, upset stomach, and more. Some of these drugs also cause withdrawal if you stop taking them.

Another common drug is Rifaximin for IBS. Also known as Xifaxan, Rifaximin for IBS is an antibiotic designed to rid the bowel of any harmful bacteria. The intestines do not absorb it and it only works in the bowel, so it has fewer side effects than many other antibiotics. There is, however, a concern that repeated use of antibiotics can build up a resistance to the drug, so it may not be an effective long-term treatment.

Many people prefer to use natural treatments in order to avoid the side effects, risk of withdrawal, and built-up resistance to antibiotics common with traditional drug IBS treatment. There are a number of natural cures available that can both prevent and relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. In addition, natural products often carry other health-related benefits.

If you have irritable bowel symptoms that last for a period of several weeks, see your doctor. See a doctor sooner if symptoms are severe. Ask your doctor if Zoloft irritable bowel syndrome treatment or Rifaximin for IBS is right for you.

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