By Staff of Forum Health Clarkston
If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) you are not alone. This was once a relatively rare disorder. IBS now affects about 30 percent of the US population. IBS is the most common reason for a referral to a gastroenterologist. IBS is a malfunction in the digestive tract causing bowel movements to be unpredictable and painful contractions these people are usually constipated or may have constant diarrhea and can even alternate between both. The abdomen may be cramped or bloated; certain foods can no longer be tolerated.
Contributing factors to developing IBS is the modern-day fast-food diet, refined foods that are hard to digest, poor stress-coping, unresolved emotional trauma, candida, parasites and bacteria can all be causative factors along with poorly functioning digestive organs. These include dysbiosis, where there is a deficiency of good bacteria that are involved with digestion and detoxification. Sometimes there can also be a structural abnormality and spinal misalignments that can also impair nerve flow to the digestive tract, which will contribute to digestive problems.
So you are suffering from IBS symptoms, natural therapies are the only sensible approach for the long-term control and resolution of this condition, as they treat the underlying causes.
Starting with diet changes, hydration and prescribed supplementation usually solves the problem. However, sometimes it is necessary to do food allergy testing, microbe/parasite/candida testing and even hormone testing.