Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder that many people have, but few people talk about. It is estimated that IBS affects up to 15% of the U.S. population and affects women more predominately then men.
What are the Symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are chronic stomach pain and major disturbance of bowel functioning. IBS brings about episodes of urgent diarrhea, chronic constipation, or a pattern of alternating between the two. IBS is considered a functional disorder, in that it involves a malfunction in how your intestinal system works, but doesn’t show up in any visible disease process or tissue damage. If you suffer from IBS, you know first hand how intense the disorder can be and how it can cause significant disruption in the ability to do the things you really love to do. People with IBS frequently feel as if they have lost control of their life and they just want to ‘feel normal’ again.
What Causes Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Stress and IBS often go hand in hand, but the relationship is not yet fully understood but new research indicates that more then likely there is a functional problem between your gut and the brain and since Chiropractic care is based on the idea that, your nervous system is the organizer, controller, and coordinator of all your body’s processes. All your other systems, including your digestive system, depend upon your nervous system to work properly. Therefore, the most direct method of correcting irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) should be directed toward balancing your nervous system and this is exactly what Chiropractic care does.
In addition, if you’d like more information on what stress is, how it affects your health and what you can do to reduce your stress you can read my previous four part post series Stress Awareness HERE.
Over the many years of practicing I have had the opportunity and pleasure to help many who have suffered with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) through Chiropractic care and have gotten great results.
In addition, by recommending lifestyle changes necessary to deal with IBS has lead to my patients focusing on better self care with positive effects seen in terms of there overall health and well being.
I hope you enjoyed this post and it served it’s purpose to inform and educate you on what irritable bowel syndrome is and gave you some insight on what you can do about it if you or one of your loved ones are suffering unnecessarily from it.
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