Stomach bloating is a common gut complaint and it often occurs with other symptoms like gas and stomach pain. It’s also a source of embarrassment as some women often state, “I look like I’m pregnant”. If you have stomach bloating, you will likely be diagnosed by your medical doctor with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Medical treatments for IBS are used to address the symptoms only. Find out how to get rid of stomach bloating naturally so you can get well and stay well. Stomach bloating … [Read more...]
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Do you have a very bloated painful stomach? Do you dread going to the bathroom because you have severe constipation and it hurts so much? Or do you have to run to the bathroom because you have diarrhea after eating? Do you get embarrassed because you have excessive gas or burp a lot?
You have gone to your medical doctor, got a colonoscopy, and ruled out structural problems in the gut like ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, or diverticulitis. As a diagnosis of exclusion you have been labelled as having irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Next you are prescribed a medication to get rid of your IBS symptoms. Maybe it’s a laxative for constipation, or a drug to help diarrhea, or even an anti-depressant. Maybe you have been told to increase your fibre intake in the from of breads and cereals and these could be the foods that are actually causing your IBS in the first place.
You're worried because your symptoms keep getting worse despite all of your efforts to treat it. Or perhaps you're developing other health issues that may be associated with your IBS.
Ignoring your IBS for long periods of time can lead to other health problems like persistent joint and muscle pain, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, and depression and anxiety disorders to name a few.
When you understand the underlying cause(s) of your IBS symptoms you can treat it more effectively and get your life back. Underlying causes can be food intolerances, gut infections, overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut. Sometimes the nerve supply from the brain and spine to the smooth muscles in your gut isn’t working properly. Sometimes the valve between your small and large intestine doesn’t open or close correctly.
There are many causes of IBS. You just have dig deeper to find the underlying cause. When you find it, there are many natural ways to treat your IBS symptoms that are safe and effective. Treating the underlying cause of your IBS naturally will help get you well and keep you well.