Naturopathic Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment
Irritable bowel syndrome is a fairly common, long-lasting intestinal disorder. It affects the large intestine, but it doesn’t get worse over time and does not cause significant damage to the colon. Most people with IBS can manage their symptoms and only a small fraction of people with IBS suffer from serious, debilitating symptoms. At Flow Natural Health Care in Milwaukie, Oregon, we have expertise in managing the symptoms of IBS by making changes to your diet and lifestyle.
Symptoms of IBS commonly include abdominal cramping and pain, feeling bloated, diarrhea, constipation and having stool that contains mucus. Many people with IBS have reported alternating periods of constipation and diarrhea. The symptoms can be very mild or very severe and often go into periods of remission. There are a number of factors that are thought to cause IBS, but no one knows the precise cause of the disorder. There are also some things that can trigger IBS, such as certain foods, medications, high levels of stress and hormone imbalances. About half of the people diagnosed with IBS are under the age of 35, and more women are diagnosed with the disorder than men.
We can relieve the symptoms of your IBS and set you up for long-term health by taking a comprehensive, naturopathic approach to your health.