Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A Natural Approach
causes, cures, control & self-help
Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects the rate at which the contents of the bowel move. Symptoms include; abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, rectal discomfort, headaches, backaches, depression, fatigue, weight loss or weight gain etc.
People diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome can have symptoms which vary greatly. This in part, can be accounted for by individual eating habits, lifestyle, food allergies or intolerance to dairy products.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be treated effectively by a number of natural and alternative therapies. It is very important that a doctor or other health professional diagnose IBS as other very serious conditions have similar symptoms.
Several natural approaches to relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome are: increase dietary fiber, elimination of food allergies and intolerances, the use of botanicals and the treatment of stress.
Extra fiber will help normalize bowel movements. It is safer to use sources of water-soluble fiber such as psyllium seed, oat bran and pectin. Insoluble fiber in wheat bran can aggravate the condition in some people. Be sure to drink ample quantities of bottled or filtered water.
Food allergies and intolerances
The most common aggravating foods for Irritable Bowel Syndrome are dairy products and grains. An elimination diet is probably the most helpful in identifying offending foods. For example; eliminate dairy from your diet for a minimum of 48 hours and monitor you condition. You could also try taking lactase supplements to help your body break down the sugars in dairy. Next, experiment eliminating grains. Start with wheat and expand from there. Repeat the same process for foods you believe to be a problem. Allergies can be tested for by a doctor but are not always reliable. It can also be expensive. Excess amount of refined sugar, can cause intestinal bacteria growth aggravating diarrhea, distention and gas. In general, eliminate any food or drink which gives you gas. A good idea is to keep a food journal to document everything you eat and drink to determine whether anything in particular may be causing your Irritable Bowel Syndrome to flare up.
Natural Relief For Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Enteric coated Peppermint Oilreduces intestinal spasm and thus can help reduce pain from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Other herbs that may help include goldenseal, which may help promote the healing of intestinal mucosa, and slippery elm or marshmallow, which are soothing.Twin LabsColon Care is composed of a harmonious blend of herbs and fibers that assist the body in its internal cleansing process. Similar products were originally formulated for and used exclusively by professional athletes to help tone and maintain a healthy body.
Reducing stress can improve intestinal function thus limiting symptoms. Exercise can also improve your overall health and reduce the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome..
Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be complex and have multiple contributing factors aggravating the condition. Take the time and seize the opportunity to be educated. Take charge, improve your health and improve the quality of your life.
YOU TOO CAN OVERCOME IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROMEDr. Dave Watson suffered IBS for five miserable years, and then he figured out how to stop his persistent diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, and other symptoms.
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