Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (Colon). It is a functional gastro-intestinal (GI) disorder. Means symptoms are caused by changes in how the GI tract works. People with a functional GI disorder have frequent symptoms; however, the GI tract does not become damaged. It is also known as Spastic Colon, Nervous Colon or Spastic Bowel. Even though signs and symptoms are uncomfortable, IBS doesn't cause changes in bowel tissue or increase your risk of Colorectal Cancer, unlike Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease, which are forms of inflammatory bowel disease.

Symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome can be quite variable and include tummy (abdominal) pain, bloating, and sometimes bouts of diarrhoea and/or constipation. Symptoms tend to come and go. Though with conventional medicine, only symptoms can be eased with treatment, IBS is completely curable with homeopathy treatment.

Studies estimate IBS affects 3 to 20 percent of the adult population. However, only 5 to 7 percent of the adult population has been diagnosed with the condition. IBS affects about twice as many women as men and is most often found in people younger than age 45.

Many people have occasional signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, but you're more likely to have IBS if you:

Diarrhoea and constipation, both signs of irritable bowel syndrome, can aggravate haemorrhoids. In addition, if you avoid certain foods, you may not get enough of the nutrients you need, leading to malnourishment. But the condition's impact on your overall quality of life may be the most significant complication. These effects of IBS may cause you to feel you're not living life to the fullest, leading to discouragement or depression.

Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can vary widely from person to person and often resemble those of other diseases. Among the most common are:

Other symptoms which sometimes occur - include:

Some people have occasional mild symptoms. Others have unpleasant symptoms for long periods. Many people fall somewhere in between, with flare-ups of symptoms from time to time.

Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A variety of factors play a role to cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The walls of the intestines are lined with layers of muscle that contract and relax in a coordinated rhythm as they move food from your stomach through your intestinal tract to your rectum. If you have irritable bowel syndrome, the contractions may be stronger and last longer than normal, causing gas, bloating and diarrhoea. Or the opposite may occur, with weak intestinal contractions slowing food passage and leading to hard, dry stools.

Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS is diagnosed when a person has had abdominal pain or discomfort at least three times a month for the last 3 months without other disease or injury that could explain the pain. The pain or discomfort of IBS may occur with a change in stool frequency or consistency or be relieved by a bowel movement. Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is done from the symptoms. There is no test that confirms the diagnosis of IBS. However some tests are done to help rule out other conditions such as Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, Coeliac disease, Gut infections, etc. The symptoms of these other diseases can sometimes be confused with IBS. These tests are done if symptoms are not typical, or if you develop symptoms of IBS in later life (over the age of about 50) when other conditions need to be ruled out. Tests done commonly include:

Imaging tests:

Laboratory tests:

Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Because it's not clear what causes irritable bowel syndrome, in conventional medicine, treatment focuses on the relief of symptoms so that you can live as normally as possible. Conventional treatment includes Fibre supplements, Anti-diarrheal medications, Anticholinergic and antispasmodic medications, Antidepressant medications, Antibiotics etc.

Homeopathy treatment:

Though IBS is incurable with conventional medicine, it is completely curable with homeopathy. Treatment approach in homeopathy is totally different than conventional medicine. Homeopathy not only relieves the symptoms but also cure IBS in long run. Six to twelve months of treatment is required depending on the severity of the symptoms. Case details are studied from homeopathic perspective and remedy for the case is selected on symptoms similarity. Order your personalised homeopathy treatment of IBS.

During treatment, try to get enough exercise, drink plenty of fluids and get enough sleep. Following dietary changes are advised along with homeopathy treatment for optimum result:

Advantages of homeopathy treatment in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS is curable with homeopathy. There should be no reason to suffer for years together when it can be cured early with homeopathy. Homeopathy is highly recommended in every case of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

All homeopathy medicines are:

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