Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the intestines that causes cramping, pain, discomfort, distension, gas, diarrhoea and, sometimes, constipation. IBS is a chronic disorder that causes regular discomfort for most and severe signs and symptoms in a few.
IBS negatively affects the quality of life, ranging to absenteeism at work, anxiety, fatigue, repeated diarrhoea, and may also be the reason for depression in some patients. Unlike other diseases of the intestine, IBS causes no change or abnormality in the structure or tissue.
The diagnosis is made on clinical presentation of the disease in relation to the duration and frequency of complaints. Diet, lifestyle and stress play an important role in IBS.
Two people suffering from IBS may not have the same kind of symptoms. Some may suffer predominantly from diarrhoea while some may predominantly have constipation while some may have both along with pain, nausea, bloating and discomfort.
Being a chronic condition most patients doesn't realise they have IBS as they tend to get used to the symptoms. Increased frequency of stools, gas and loose stools alternating with constipation are some of the common symptoms of IBS and you need to get yourself evaluated if you suffer from these symptoms.
Causes: Possible causes of IBS include stress, certain foods like chocolates and spicy foods, regular intake of alcohol, etc. To know about other causes, Read more.
Symptoms: Common symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. To know more about symptoms, Read more.
Diagnosis: Our homeopaths will ask about your symptoms and perform a physical exam. You will be asked about your lifestyle, medical history, medication, any emotional disturbances which could be causing you IBS. If needed, they may suggest you some tests to rule out the possibility of other disorders. To know more about diagnosis, Read more.
Step 1: First Consultation – Our homeopaths will spend 30-45 minutes with you to understand the exact cause of irritable bowel syndrome. We will take into account your lifestyle, medical history, mental and emotional health. Depending on all these factors, our homeopaths suggest customized homeopathic treatment that will help you cope with IBS.
Step 2: Medical Diagnosis – Our homeopaths will ask about your symptoms and perform a physical exam. You will be asked about your lifestyle, medical history, medication, any emotional disturbances which could be causing you IBS. If needed, they may suggest you some tests to rule out the possibility of other disorders.
Step 3: Personalized Treatment - Natural homeopathic medicines are suggested based on the diagnosis made and extent of the condition.
Step 4: Advice on lifestyle – Our homeopaths will guide you on to how you can make certain changes in your lifestyle including your diet and daily routine. This will help you manage the symptoms and help us achieve the desired treatment result. Read more.
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