ibs-stomach-painAre you suffering with severe abdominal pain or discomfort? Do you experience frequent bowel urgency? Is stress the result when planning a long drive… due to bathroom concerns? Perhaps it’s time to learn more about Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms and IBS relief.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is sometimes referred to as a spastic colon, nervous indigestion or functional colitis. It is a complex disorder of the lower intestinal tract, in which the bowels do not function as they should. The bowels become very sensitive and squeeze too hard or not hard enough, causing stool to move too fast or too slow through the intestines.

IBS effects the gastrointestinal tract (gut), causing inflammation of the tissue. If the gut isn’t functioning properly, it is unable to help and protect other systems of the body. In the US, Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects almost 20% of the general population – of which 80% are women. It is one of the most common disorders seen by primary care physicians.

Those suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms often experience pain and discomfort in the abdominal area with altered bowel habits – cramps, bloating, gassiness, sudden attacks of diarrhea and/or constipation. Many people experience nausea, loss of appetite, anxiety and/or depression. IBS may prevent nutrient absorption or proper filtering of toxins from the body.

People suffering with IBS may have one or two symptoms or a multitude of symptoms. Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms often range from mild to severe and may subside for months or worsens over time. Living with IBS may be challenging, but does not cause permanent damage to the intestines.

While IBS does not have a definitive cause, it does have certain physical, chemical and emotional triggers:

  • Environmental toxins
  • Processing of food
  • Food allergies
  • Poor nutrition: Low-fiber or high-fat diet, artificial sweeteners, chemical additives, red meat, dairy products, wheat, barley, chocolate, alcohol, and/or carbonated beverages (sodas)
  • Medication
  • Structural Imbalance
  • Muscular Imbalance
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Stress

Are you looking for Irritable Bowel Syndrome treatment? An accurate diagnosis and integrated treatment program, which corrects physical, chemical and emotional imbalances are vital. This includes a thorough patient history, documentation of symptoms, x-rays, physical examination, along with blood, urine and stool tests. Additional tests may be ordered, such as a rectal exam, pelvic exam for women, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and ultrasound.

At AIMS, we believe the road to good health is paved with good intestines. If fact, when your gut is healthy… you may feel happier – because serotonin (mood elevator), the brain chemical, is stored in the gut.

Once triggers or imbalances are identified, Irritable Bowel Syndrome treatment recommendations may include:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diet: A customized diet based upon your specific Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms can be created. General recommendations may include – reducing or avoiding stimulants (caffeine, alcohol), refined foods (white breads, pastas and sugar), trans-fatty acids and sugar substitutes (sorbitol), as well as consuming fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, healthy cooking oil (olive oil) and 6 – 8 glasses of water daily.
  • Chemical Balance: Re-establish beneficial bacterial balance, as well as chemical balance via vitamins, minerals and herbs. At AIMS, intravenous vitamin and mineral drips are offered.
  • Exercise… Exercise… Exercise: Recommendations are 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Regular exercise (walking) helps the nervous and hormonal systems. It reduces stress and encourages bowel movements (if constipated).
  • Chiropractic: The nervous system is the master system in the body – controlling and coordinating all other systems (respiratory, digestive, muscular, immune, etc.) The goal of chiropractic is to remove any disruptions or distortions of this energy flow that may be caused by slight vertebral misalignments (subluxations). Chiropractors are trained to locate these subluxations and then remove them, thus restoring the normal flow of nerve energy.  If the nervous system is healthy and functioning properly, then the other systems under its control may also function properly.
  • Physical Therapy: Therapy may include abdominal massage, trigger point release, heat or cold therapies, electric muscle stimulation (reduces muscle spasms and releases endorphins – the body’s natural pain killers) and ultrasound (helps reduce muscle spasms, inflammation and pain).
  • Stress Reduction and Management
  • Deep Breathing Exercises
  • Lifestyle Recommendations: It is necessary to change or modify activities that trigger Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms, alter the home and work areas/conditions and maintain proper nutrition with an Irritable Bowel Syndrome diet.

Stop wasting time, stop suffering! Discover our innovative treatment program and find IBS relief for your Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms.

The information provided is for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used to replace a consultation/examination or the advice of your healthcare professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.

Call New Jersey’s own Alternative Integrated Medical Services today at 732-254-5553 and receive a FREE Initial Consultation. Our goal is to provide the most advanced and compassionate pain relief. Our Team of Experts and friendly staff at your local East Brunswick, NJ AIMS Clinic, will help you reduce or eliminate pain and improve function. As our patient, we will teach you how to regain your health with our revolutionary new treatment program.

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