Abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea and constipation are just some of the hard to stomach irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms that can get in the way of everyday life.
But as embarrassing and isolating as IBS can be at times, you certainly aren’t alone. In fact, one in five Australians experience the uncomfortable symptoms of IBS at some point in their lives. While the exact cause is unknown, changes of routine, emotional stress, infection and diet can aggravate the condition. But the good news is there are a number of ways you can treat IBS to reduce the symptoms and improve you quality of life.
Because IBS is a syndrome and not a disease, there is no simple cure. But once you know your own personal triggers – whether it be foods, components in foods or stress – there are things you can do to take control and ease your symptoms.
To do this though, a correct diagnosis is key. That is why we conduct a diagnostic stool sample or a Bio-Electric Functions diagnosis, which is a modern diagnostic method using state-of-the-art technology, where the entire body is checked non-invasively for infections of a viral -parasitical, fungal and bacterial nature. This process not only allows us to diagnose what pathogens could be infuriating your condition, it also indicates the remedy required.
Because there are multiple causes of IBS, we take an individual approach to your treatment, finding out your personal triggers through a variety of methods.
You may find that your signs and symptoms worsen when you eat certain foods. If you experience cramping and bloating mainly after eating specific foods like dairy products, the problem may not be irritable bowel syndrome. Instead, your body may not be able to tolerate the sugar (lactose) in dairy products or you may have an enzyme deficiency.
For this reason we like to test through a process of elimination, the central allergens to see what sensitivities you have that could be causing or aggravating your condition.
Electro-acupuncture has been used successfully to reduce visceral hypersensitivity that IBS patients suffer chronically from. Using electro-acupuncture, we measure skin reactions at specific points when pathogens are introduced into the meridian pathway.
For most people with IBS, a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise is the best way to improve symptoms.
At Resolve Health and Wellness our experienced health professionals will help you develop a personalised diet plan that will help you eliminate any food triggers or allergies that could be worsening your condition.
Don’t suffer in silence with your IBS or feel that medication is the only light at the end of the tunnel.
There are some very natural ways we can help you identify your triggers, reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life without any added side effects.
Call us today on (07) 5525 2211 to make an appointment with one of our highly experienced naturopaths and get back on the path to health and wellness.