My father is 88 years old...he has IBS since last 8 years. Last 6 months, along with IBS he has excessive gas issue which is leading to abdominal cramp, which is further increased drastically in last 2 weeks..I have consulted with gastro specialist 2 months back as well as ayurvedic doctor one week back....nothing abnormal found in investigation..As per them , due to age he has bowel movement problem. They has given some medication, which my father is regularly taking without no improvement. Pls also note that , my father's gall bladder also removed 12 years back..He is also on very restricted diet as per advice of doctor. Can you pls suggest for any improvement in the situation?
Ans: Hello Chandan ji.. I totally agree that with age digestive system becomes slow.. I will advise to take frequent small meals, avoid lying down immediately after meals, little increase in water intake at least up to 2 lit / day, and avoid milk and milk products. All thes may help to improve symptoms. Eating diary will help that what food items he is not tolerating.