May 2, 2019

If you have IBS or perhaps you think that you do

If you have IBS or perhaps you think that you do – you’re definitely not alone. Prevelance rates are estimated to be around 10-15% – slightly skewing females and individuals under 50.

But what exactly is IBS?? IBS comes in different forms and can manifest with different symptoms including:

  • Pain
  • Flatulence (gas)
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • And many more…

IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means that other organic causes must be ruled out first. The good news is that research on potential causes and treatments of IBS continues to grow:

Alterations in GUT microbiota (imbalance of “good” bacteria), brain/GUT interaction, motility (the stretching and contracting of muscles in your gastrointestinal tract) and so on.

Basically all this means is that IBS is often quite complicated. That said, a systemic and individualistic approach for each person can lead to the best possible outcome, eventually healing the person and eliminating their symptoms.

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