What is IBS D and IBS-C?

What is IBS D and IBS-C?

IBS with diarrhea (IBS-D) is characterized by chronic or recurrent diarrhea, while IBS with constipation (IBS-C) is characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort associated with constipation. Some people experience alternating symptoms of diarrhea or constipation.

What is the difference between IBS and IBS-C?

IBS-C is just one type of IBS. Other types include IBS with diarrhea (IBS-D), as well as IBS with alternating diarrhea and constipation (IBS-A). While all types of IBS can cause changes in bowel movements along with abdominal pain, there are more distinct symptoms if you have IBS-C.

What foods can trigger IBS?

Some foods can make IBS-related constipation worse, including:

  • Breads and cereals made with refined (not whole) grains.
  • Processed foods such as chips and cookies.
  • Coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol.
  • High-protein diets.
  • Dairy products, especially cheese.

What triggers IBS-D?

IBS-D (Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea) Triggers Fatty foods, for example, fatty meats and fatty dairy products. Foods that contain high levels of fructose or sorbitol (often found in chewing gum) Fried foods. Broccoli, onions, cabbage and large helpings of beans.

How is IBS C and D treated?

Medications approved for certain people with IBS include:

  1. Alosetron (Lotronex). Alosetron is designed to relax the colon and slow the movement of waste through the lower bowel.
  2. Eluxadoline (Viberzi).
  3. Rifaximin (Xifaxan).
  4. Lubiprostone (Amitiza).
  5. Linaclotide (Linzess).

Is IBS a disability?

If the symptoms of your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are so severe that you are unable to work, you may qualify for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration.

What does IBS-C look like?

What are the Symptoms of IBS-C? The symptoms of IBS-C include abdominal pain and discomfort, along with changes in bowel function. Bloating and/or gas also may happen. Changes in bowel function may include straining, infrequent stools, hard or lumpy stools, and/or a feeling that the bowel does not empty completely.