Irritable bowel syndrome

What is IBS? 

There is not one single cause of IBS, rather it probably results from the interactions of several factors. Traditionally, explanations of IBS have focused on factors such as abnormal motility, visceral hypersensitivity, and enhanced pain perception, although none of these factors can account for symptoms burden in the majority of IBS patients. Research has also focused on dietary intolerance, low grade inflammation and altered gut immune activation, intestinal permeability and alteration of microbiota, abnormalities in the autonomic nervous system, and stress.

The complex nature of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) requires a multidisciplinary approach from different fields of scientific knowledge.

Do you treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

No, I work with people to help them heal themselves. When working with clients who suffer from IBS I take a whole body approach. Looking at:

  • Nerve supply to the intestinal tract
  • Imbalances in the gut bacteria
  • Key nutrients
  • Stress and emotional factors

Along with support from other health professionals I have seen lots of people improve their health and well-being following irritable bowel syndrome. With the digestive system being so complex, healing often takes time and dedication to making long term lifestyle changes.

If you would like to discuss options for improving your health, contact me…

References:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs/

Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome a Low-Grade Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Premysl Bercik, MD, Elena F. Verdu, MD, PhD,Stephen M. Collins, MD, FRCP Gastroenterol Clin N Am34 (2005) 235–245

Personality traits and emotional patterns in irritable bowel syndrome Maria Rosaria A Muscatello, Antonio Bruno, Carmela Mento, Gianluca Pandolfo, and Rocco A Zoccali World J Gastroenterol. 2016 Jul 28; 22(28): 6402–6415.

Review article: an integrated approach to the irritable bowel syndrome. D.A. Drossman. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 27 March 2003

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