Digestive System Human Body

Digestive Concerns Irritable Bowel

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) What is it?

• It is a “syndrome,” meaning a group of symptoms, not a disease.
• IBS affects the colon or large bowel, which is the part of the digestive tract that stores stool.Digestive System Human Body

Common Symptoms

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Cramping
  • Discomfort
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • White mucus in stool

Explore and Research Your Symptoms

  • List of symptoms
  • Colonoscopy
  • Imaging
  • Barium

What can be done?

Test for food allergies.
• Consider doing a colon/toxin cleanse.
• Conventional medicine has side effects that mimic IBS.

Prevention Options?

• Eliminate fatty foods (French fries), dairy products (cheese or ice cream), chocolate, alcohol and caffeinated drinks (coffee and soda).
• Increase dietary fiber in diet.
• Drink plenty of water each day.
• Yoga and walks are easy on the body.
• Reduce Stress.
• Take Probiotics. A good variety: Lactobacillus acidophilus 1-2 billion a day.
• There is not a cure or a cause for IBS. It is best to adapt to a whole foods diet and lifestyle.

Psychology and IBS

• Dealing with it can be emotionally stressful and draining.
• About half of all people attending hospital clinics with IBS have an additional significant psychological problem such as anxiety or depression.
• Most people with IBS will admit that their IBS symptoms are worse during times of psychological pressure.
• Stress can worsen the symptoms of IBS.

 

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