Our expert says:
I think that you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and that it would be a good idea to see a physician who specialises in problems of the digestive tract. Ask your gp to refer you to a Gastroenterologist. The dr will determine if you do have IBS and prescribe treatment to alleviate the pain and help you become more regular. If you do suffer from IBS then it is important to consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), to help you with the correct diet for your condition.
Stress is also an important contributing factor in IBS. To relieve stress I would recommend that you should learn relaxing techniques, how to do deep breathing exercises and some form of physical exercise which is also relaxing, such as yoga. Going for brisk walks in the fresh air also helps to relieve tension.
Hope you feel much better soon
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.