We have a large number of clients that call us and say they think they have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and they want to know how they can tell and they want to know what is causing it. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common disorder that affects the colon. While the symptoms can be long-term for some and uncomfortable for many, the good news is that IBS will not increase your risk of cancer or cause changes in bowel tissue.
Symptoms can be different for everyone suffering with IBS concerns. Common symptoms for Irritable bowel syndrome include abdominal pain and cramping, feeling bloated, gas, diarrhea, constipation, or mucus in the stool. The struggle with these symptoms is that since there are so many other disorders that they could point to, it is difficult to point them directly to IBS. It should be noted that if you experience more serious symptoms such as rectal bleeding, pain that progresses or occurs at night, or extreme weight loss you should speak to your doctor as it may point towards a more serious condition.
While there is no known official cause for IBS, it is influenced by a variety of factors. Your gut contains a multitude of bacteria that aids in digestion that is kept in balance for digestive efficiency. When this bacteria is out of balance, called dysbiosis, the bad bacteria can wreak havoc and cause digestion issues. The walls of the intestines expand and contract in a coordinated rhythm in order to move food through the digestive tract. If these movements are too slow or too fast it can cause issues as well.
At Nutritionally Yours we see and hear from a multitude of people saying they have irritable bowel syndrome. They are troubled by the symptoms and they want to know for sure if it is IBS and then they want to get to the root cause of symptoms and get better once and for all. One type of test we run is a comprehensive stool test to identify gut / microbiome imbalances that can lead to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). While individuals might have different symptoms, everyone wants relief. When we run a stool test we see different things show up which are causing the irritable bowel syndrome. One client may have a few harmful bacteria, another client might have a parasite and another might have low hydrochloric acid or overall low digestive enzymes. Some people have a high gut inflammation level caused by a pathogen or food intolerance. Either way we can identify the culprit and help you eliminate it once and for all which gets you on the road to better gut health and overall health and wellness.
If you are wanting to tell the cause of your Irritable bowel and you are suffering from symptoms, we recommend a comprehensive stool testto determine the cause of your symptoms. Whether it be IBS or another issue, our tests will show us just what is going on in your gut so we can give you a detailed protocol and get you feeling like yourself again.
Hundreds of clients from the Atlanta, GA area and around the world work with Nutritionally Yours. Our programs of health awareness have been so successful that we made our testing available via the internet.
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Medical disclaimer: Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss concerns with your medical doctor. Always review stool test results with your primary care doctor.
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Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC