Ileus And IBS?

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Hello, I want to ask, what is the difference between ileus and IBS? What caused it? And how to solve it? thank you

1 Answer:

Hello, Nana17, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.

Ileus is a condition where there is a disturbance of passage (smoothness) of the intestine. The intestine has a movement that can allow the stool to move up to the anus and eventually expelled from the body. This movement is called intestinal peristaltic. In ileus, peristaltic can be disturbed because there is a blockage in the intestine or because there is paralysis of the smooth muscles in the intestine. If the peristaltic is disturbed, the symptoms that can be caused are flatulence, vomiting (usually due to the location of the blockage in the upper intestine because food cannot go down), unable to defecate, unable to fart, to abdominal pain. If this condition is not treated properly it can lead to several complications such as intestinal infections, perforation of the intestine (perforation of the intestine), to peritonitis (infection of the protective membrane of the stomach) which can be life-threatening. To treat ileus, depending on the cause. If the cause is due to obstruction (for example, due to tumor, bowel coils, hardened stool), then the obstruction must be removed usually by means of surgery. However, if due to paralysis of the intestinal muscles, certain drugs will be given. In addition to dealing with the cause, ileus sufferers should also be given assistance with fluid intake from the infusion to prevent dehydration, decompress (remove stomach contents) if the stomach is bloated, etc.

IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a group of symptoms that occur chronically (at least 3 months or 3 times a month) which has the following symptom components:

1. Cramps / abdominal pain that disappears after defecating

2. Bloating

3. Constipation / constipation

4. Diarrhea

Symptoms of IBS can come and go. In IBS there is also a change in bowel pattern and stool shape. The cause of IBS is not yet known, but several things can increase the risk of developing IBS, such as: changes in normal bacteria in the intestines, intestinal infections, mental health disorders, hormonal disorders, etc. Lifestyle changes to be healthier can help manage IBS, such as exercising regularly, consuming probiotic-rich foods / drinks, avoiding stress, avoiding alcohol, caffeine, limiting fatty foods, and drinking at least 2 liters a day.

To find out the exact diagnosis for these two diseases, a doctor must do a direct examination, collect data about the symptoms that occur by interview, and carry out supporting examinations such as complete blood counts, x-rays, to colonoscopy (for IBS). Signs of urgency for the two diseases are: unbearable abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, bleeding from the anus, shortness of breath, accidental weight loss, to loss of consciousness.

That's all, hopefully it's useful.

Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.

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