Irritable bowel syndrome describes a non dangerous disease of the intestines that is experienced as pain and unpleasant feelings around the stomach, as well as changes in stools. Up to 50% of patients with stomach and intestinal complaints have irritable bowel syndrome.
Irritable bowel syndrome is known also as spastic colon. This condition is characterized by an increase in impulsive motility or contractions of muscles located in the large and small intestines. Such contraction or motility is known as spasm and connected to irritable bowel syndrome. However, the condition can also be connected to a decrease in motility. This makes the name spastic colon less accurate. The severity and cause of the condition is not always the same among patients. The objective of the treatment will be to alleviate symptoms by improving lifestyle and taking certain medications.
Irritable bowel syndrome is very common and affects women twice as much as men. Complaints vary widely and usually accompany irregular bowel movements and last for a long time. In order to rule out other intestinal illnesses, patients with irritable bowel syndrome are often examined over a long period of time. After ruling out other illnesses, a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome is given.
The disease is very common, lasts a long time, and causes uncomfortable symptoms, but is not dangerous. An effective therapy is not known. Treatment depends on symptoms and consists of administering medications that support or slow down intestinal voiding and bowel movements. Changes in eating habits may help in individual cases (foods rich in fiber, for example).
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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