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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) treatment consists of re-establishing beneficial bacterial balances, restoration of proper chemistry through the use of all natural supplements and identification of any foods that contribute to your symptoms. IBS is a catch all term for a group of symptoms. The best definition for IBS is ANY uncomfortable symptoms associated with your gastrointestinal system.

It can come in two forms: the Irritable Bowel diarrhea type and Irritable Bowel constipation type. IBS with constipation can come in a couple different versions. Constipation can be defined as having a bowel movement less than once a day or, IBS with constipation can be having bowel movements every day or so, but they are dry, hard and difficult to pass.

Help for IBS is lacking in the conventional medical community as they are unsure what causes IBS. IBS can be conquered using an all natural treatment plan combining supplements and temporary dietary changes. Conventional medicine cannot easily address these IBS symptoms without medications that may or may not work because conventional physcians understand very little about IBS. Alternative medicine addresses the cause of IBS symptoms and can help you conquer your condition.

Paxil for IBS is a failed treatment based on belief that decreased serotonin levels cause IBS. Paxil for IBS would be as ineffective as Prozac, Zoloft or any other anti-depressant would be. The latest drugs for IBS usually fail because they only mask symptoms, they do not address the cause.


IBS and its symptoms does have a primary cause: ANTIBIOTICS! Each time you took an antibiotic to treat an infection of any kind, they also altered the delicate balance of good bacteria living in the gastrointestinal system. It doesn't matter if you have taken 2 or 200 courses in your lifetime or if you haven't taken any in years, the damage could have been done that long ago. IBS symptoms develop because once the beneficial bacterial balance is altered, then the chemistry of the gastrointestinal system changes, intolerances to certain foods develop or food allergies are created and symptoms develop. Please note that acupuncture will not address these issues.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is sometimes known as a garbage can diagnosis given to anyone who complains of gastrointestinal symptoms. Symptoms of IBS can be defined as any uncomfortable symptoms associated with your gastrointestinal system. The symptoms can be different for each individual patient, but it's still IBS. IBS is diagnosed if you have one or more of these symptoms:

Gas, bloating, indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), diarrhea, constipation, alternating diarrhea or constipation, abnormal bowel urgency or frequency, pain, cramps or ulcers.
Any person can have just one of these symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome to be considered suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or they can have any combination of these signs and symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
IBS treatment consists of re-establishing beneficial bacterial balances, restoration of proper chemistry through the use of all natural supplements and identification of any foods that contribute to your symptoms. IBS treatment includes nine separate variables that may be the cause of IBS and from it we can understand design your IBS treatment.


FAQ's

Are there specific foods to eat or not to eat to eliminate IBS? A common question for sufferers and yes, there are IBS foods not to eat. Simple dietary changes help a small percentage of sufferers and since most have symptoms for many different reasons, there isn't a list of IBS foods that will benefit everyone.

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