Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Woman in Pain

Are you tired of being in pain? Is your work being interrupted by trips to the bathroom? Are you afraid to eat?

Canada has one of the highest rates of Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in the world, yet it is under-diagnosed.

Symptoms of IBS include:

Abdominal pain

Constipation and/or diarrhea

Gas & Bloating

Anxiety and/or depression

Nutrient deficiencies

Impact on quality of life

Getting to the root cause of your IBS is necessary for successful and sustainable treatment.

Common IBS triggers & causes include:

Food poisoning

Traveller's diarrhea

Dysbiosis - imbalance of gut bacteria

Gastrointestinal infection

Surgery

A change in medication

A change in diet

The benefits of being properly assessed and treated for IBS allow you to eat a variety of food without pain and discomfort. You will be able to clearly understand your triggers and why they result in a flare up. You will have a plan to manage your symptoms, can leave the house feeling prepared and feel comfortable going out to dinner with friends.

Don't accept pain as part of your life. There are always options for you.

References

https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs/what-is-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs/