April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month - a time to raise awareness and help those seeking IBS relief. It is the most common disorder diagnosed by gastroenterologists. Unfortunately, many people suffer with IBS pain for years before receiving an accurate diagnosis and IBS treatment.
IBS is an unpredictable gastrointestinal disorder. It has various signs and symptoms:
Abdominal pain or discomfort
Alternating bowel elimination: chronic/recurring constipation and diarrhea
Bloating and/or excess gas
Mucus in the stool
Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms may be mild, moderate or severe. Symptoms can improve, disappear or become worse from time to time. It is vital to seek medical care if you are experiencing symptoms.
You are not alone:
As many as 45 million people are affected by IBS in the US.
IBS usually affects those under age 50. However, people of all ages are affected.
IBS is more common in females (2 out of 3).
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Causes, Factors and Triggers
Many people suffering with IBS come to Elite Digestive and Integrative Healthcare for IBS relief. In addition to seeking IBS treatment, they want to know why they have IBS pain and discomfort. There are many theories on the causes, factors and triggers related to IBS:
Poor diet, nutritional and/or vitamin imbalances
Toxins, allergens and/or food sensitivities
Imbalance of good/bad bacteria
Environmental bacteria, virus or antigen
Interference in communication between the brain and GI tract
Weak immune system
IBS Treatment Options
At our Center, patients take an active role in managing their own health. Therefore, education is vital. We pride ourselves on taking the time to listen to all concerns, answering questions and explaining why symptoms have developed.
By understanding our uniqueness - natural and science-based options are offered to treat the root causes of disease and illness. Integrative Healthcare options may include:
Nutritional Counseling, Healing Diet
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Additionally, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Massage and/or Acupuncture may be incorporated into a patient’s customized IBS treatment program.
Please do not wait for Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms to worsen, which may lead to complications - such as hemorrhoids, depression, anxiety, etc. IBS can affect your employment, school performance, personal relationships, daily tasks and hobbies.
Discover all the benefits of Elite Digestive and Integrative Healthcare. If you are suffering with IBS pain and seeking IBS relief, then call and schedule an appointment with our Healthcare Team. Dr. Allan Plumser, Medical Director, Kim Lo Sacco, Health Coach/Fitness Director, Suruchi Saini, LPC, CCTP and Lauren Carey, RDN provide strategies to encourage a healthy lifestyle. It’s IBS Awareness Month… call today.