Normally you should notice some improvement, including relief for bloating and gas and reduced diarrhea or constipation, within seven days. For some people the symptoms of IBS can get slightly worse before they get better. If this happens to you, please continue to take Tuzen. After about six weeks, your symptoms of IBS should be much better. Results vary because everyone’s intestinal tract is different.
Tuzen is stable at room temperature (15 - 25°) in a dry place. Refrigeration is required if room temperature cannot be maintained (e.g. in the warmer weather). Tuzen stored at room temperature or in the fridge is stable until the labeled expiry date.
Tuzen is stable at room temperature (15 - 25°) in a dry place. Tuzen is stable if frozen but should be returned to the recommended storage conditions as soon as possible. Tuzen would still be stable until the labeled expiry date.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder characterized most commonly by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. IBS causes a great deal of discomfort and distress, but it does not permanently harm the intestines and does not lead to a serious disease, such as cancer.
About 6 million Canadians have symptoms of IBS, making it one of the most common disorders diagnosed by doctors. It occurs more often in women than in men, and it begins before the age of 35 in about 50 percent of people.
IBS is generally diagnosed on the basis of a complete medical history that includes a careful description of symptoms and a physical examination.
No specific test for IBS exists, although diagnostic tests may be performed to rule out other problems. These tests may include stool sample testing, blood tests, and x rays. Typically, a doctor will perform a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, which allows the doctor to look inside the colon by inserting a small, flexible tube with a camera on the end of it through the anus. The camera then transfers the images of the colon onto a large screen for the doctor to see.
If test results are negative, the doctor may diagnose IBS based on symptoms, including how often a person has had abdominal pain or discomfort during the past year, when the pain starts and stops in relation to bowel function, and how bowel frequency and stool consistency have changed. Many doctors refer to a list of specific symptoms that must be present to make a diagnosis of IBS.
As its name indicates, IBS is a syndrome—a combination of signs and symptoms. IBS has not been shown to lead to a serious disease, including cancer. Through the years, IBS has been called by many names, among them spastic colon or spastic bowel. However, no link has been established between IBS and other gastrointestinal diseases.
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