Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) services offered in Inland Empire, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

If you frequently feel bloated or have gas, it may be due to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). At Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc., you can find comprehensive, personalized care for IBS and its symptoms. Hussein Abidali, DO, and the medical team specialize in treating and managing IBS so you can enjoy a more comfortable, high-quality life. Call the office in Rancho Cucamonga, California, to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, or request an appointment online today.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) QA

What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

IBS is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects the lining of your large intestine. The condition causes persistent symptoms like gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. Unlike inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), IBS doesn’t damage your intestinal lining, but you still need to manage the condition in the long term.

The underlying cause of IBS isn’t well understood, but miscommunication between your brain and gut may play a role. Other contributing factors to IBS can include:

  • Genetics
  • Food sensitivities
  • Bacterial overgrowth
  • Disordered body chemicals
  • Hypersensitivity in the intestines
  • Abnormal muscle spasms or contractions

Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc., provides comprehensive care for IBS. The medical team offers onsite diagnostic testing services and customized treatment plans to manage IBS symptoms and prevent complications like chronic constipation, diarrhea, and hemorrhoids.

When should I seek medical attention for irritable bowel syndrome?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc. if you have persistent symptoms of IBS that you can’t manage on your own. These symptoms can include:

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Passing mucus
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Feeling of incomplete bowel movements

Symptoms of IBS can sometimes worsen before disappearing or be persistent enough to interfere with your quality of life.

While there’s no single test to confirm IBS, the Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc. providers can diagnose the condition through a physical exam and a review of your medical history and symptoms. They may also perform a colonoscopy or an upper endoscopy to get a better look at your gastrointestinal tract.

How is irritable bowel syndrome treated?

Your treatment plan for IBS may include a combination of lifestyle and diet changes, as well as medications to resolve your symptoms and prevent them from returning.

There is currently no cure for IBS. However, eliminating high-gas foods from your diet, reducing gluten intake, and increasing fiber can all keep your IBS under control. If you have specific food sensitivities, the team can help you identify what they are and how to eliminate them from your diet.

You may also benefit from taking antidiarrheals, laxatives, or FDA-approved medications for IBS that help relax your colon and improve your bowel movements.

Call Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc. to schedule a consultation for irritable bowel syndrome or request an appointment online today.