Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s and Colitis

These conditions have many commonalities.

  • Recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Abnormal stool frequency (greater than three bowel movements/day or less than three bowel movements/week.
  • Abnormal stool form (lumpy/hard or loose/watery stool)
  • Abnormal stool passage(screening,, or feeling of incomplete bowel movement)
  • Bloating or feeling of abdominal distention
  • Frequent gags
  • Feeling of urgency ( need to find a restroom fast).

 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS or spastic colon) is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is a functional bowel disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and alteration of bowel habits in the absence of any detectable organic cause. In some cases, the symptoms are relieved that bowel movements. Diarrhea or constipation may predominate or they may alternate. IBS may begin after an infection, a stressful life event, or onset of maturity without any other medical indicators.

 

Although medical experts say there is no cure for IBS, I totally disagree.

 

There are treatments that attempt to relieve symptoms including dietary adjustments, supplementation and medication. If you really want to get rid of it you need to find out why you have it in the first place. The answer will surprise some and most already know but refuse to believe it. We find it and tell you. Most patients can start feeling relief in 2 to 6 weeks and following advice within three months can be clear of symptoms. There are a few “deal breakers” that may need to be addressed first that prevent you from getting better. I look for those first to make an accurate diagnosis

 

Several conditions may present as IBS including celiac disease, (gluten intolerance), from toast mild absorption, mild infections, parasitic infections, several inflammatory bowel diseases, functional chronic constipation and functional chronic abdominal pain. In IBS, routine clinical test yield no abnormalities, though the bottles may be more sensitive to certain stimuli. The most common theory is that IBS is a disorder of the interaction between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract and also be abnormalities in the gut bacteria or the immune system. This is why would perform a very thorough neurological evaluation.

 

Medical experts may say that IBS does not lead to more serious conditions in most cases. But it is a source of chronic pain, fatigue and other symptoms, and increases the patient’s medical costs and contributes to work absenteeism. Digestive issues are the cost of most chronic diseases out there like autoimmune conditions, thyroid diseases, arthritis, anemia, gastroesophageal reflux, symptoms relating to the Castro urinary system, psychiatric symptoms such as depression and anxiety, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, headaches and backaches.

 

Did you know that your gut is called the 2nd brain? Many patients with digestive disorders do not even know they have a problem with their digestion because they have no bowel issues. Many times gut issue show up as multiple sclerosis, anxiety problems, inflammatory arthritis, depression, chronic neck and back pain, hormonal problems and many many others in children it can manifest as ADD, asthma, allergies and autistic disorders

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