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Alternative and natural treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in Australia - Your Health are located in Australia are a group of alternative / holistic doctors providing natural, holistic treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in Australia.
   
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
 
Standard Definition

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very common gastrointestinal disorder that can cause significant discomfort and distress despite it having no serious underlying pathology. Typical symptoms include abdominal bloating and soreness, gas, and alternating diarrhoea and constipation. IBS patients are more likely than others to have backaches, fatigue, depression and several other seemingly unrelated problems. IBS is diagnosed through a process of elimination, that is, all other serious conditions need to be considered and excluded. There appears to be no one known cause of IBS.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

IBS may be caused by several factors of diet, lifestyle, emotional, intestinal bacterial balance, and digestive function. As such, it responds very well to treatments aimed at improving and rebalancing these functions. IBS is more common in women, and may be worse prior or during the period. This may indicate a hormonal component.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Food sugar (lactose, fructose, sorbitol) malabsorption
  • Stress, anxiety
  • Intestinal infection or bacterial imbalance
  • Digestive enzyme and secretion deficiency
  • Inefficient intestinal motility (peristalsis)
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Abdominal bloating and discomfort
  • Colic and flatulence
  • Diarrhoea and/or constipation
  • Relief of pain after bowel movement
  • Incomplete emptying of bowel movement
  • Fatigue, depression, anxiety
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.

  • Digestive function assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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