Your digestive system is one of the most important and sensitive biological systems in the body, critical to your overall health and well-being. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a common functional gastrointestinal disorder, produces symptoms that are caused by changes in how your digestive tract works. Patients with IBS often have chronic and grouped symptoms, often leading to pain, malnutrition, and chronic discomfort.
With a fusion of contemporary Western medicine and alternative practices, I can create a natural holistic treatment for those suffering from an assortment of IBS symptoms. I believes that IBS is a “garbage” diagnosis that includes variety of “undiagnosed” by conventional medicine conditions. My holistic treatment approach is highly customized and includes dietary and lifestyle recommendations, functional medicine testing to identify the root cause of IBS in each particular patient’s case.
IBS is diagnosed when a person has had abdominal pain or discomfort at least three times a month over the course of three months. The pain and discomfort of IBS may occur with a change in diet, stool consistency, or a major variation in the consistency to relieve one’s bowels.
The American College of Gastroenterology estimates that IBS affects three to 20 percent of the population with most studies ranging from 10 to 15 percent, however only a mere five percent have been diagnosed with the condition. IBS affects about twice as many women as men and is often found in individuals younger than age 45.
Chronic IBS and other gastrointestinal diseases can be detrimental to your health, but natural treatment is available with the help of homeopathy and a functional medicine doctor.