Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder, affecting some 58 million Americans. Yet it’s also one that many people aren’t comfortable talking about because the signs and symptoms may be embarrassing. Some signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are:
- Abdominal cramping
- Bloating and gas
- Diarrhea, constipation or both
Many people have only mild signs and symptoms of IBS. However, for some, the problems can be disabling and in those cases. you usually have severe signs and symptoms that don’t respond well to medical treatment. For most people, IBS is a chronic condition although there will likely be times when the signs and symptoms are worse and times when they improve or even disappear completely.
Causes of IBS
Irritable Bowel can be triggered by a range of things from gas or pressure on your intestines to medications or emotions. Many people have an intolerance for certain food products. If you suffer from IBS, you’ll know shortly after eating or drinking those products. Another trigger is stress. Most people with IBS find that their signs and symptoms are worse or more frequent during stressful events, such as a change in their daily routine or family arguments.
Help for IBS
Medical treatment tends to focus on the relief of symptoms. Some of the treatments include anti-diarrhea drugs, anticholinergic (these drugs suppress the nervous system) drugs and even anti-depressants. Bear in mind, all of these drugs have side effects, some even fatal.
Using functional neurology and specific chiropractic adjustments (that affect the parasympathetic nervous system) have helped many individuals suffering from IBS, even ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. We see drastic improvements in all types of gastrointestinal disturbance using our neurological interventions along with the appropriate metabolic testing to identify food sensitivities and pathogenic organisms in the gut. If you’re suffering from these chronic (and sometimes debilitating) conditions, wouldn’t it be worth investigating a different method or school of thought? No drugs, no dangerous surgical interventions, just results??