I have irritable bowel syndrome, what do I do about it, what causes IBS.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a huge problem and it affects 60-70 million people.
It's one of the most common reasons for visits to the doctor.
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS
Irritable bowel Syndrome is when you have symptoms of bloating or gas distension, constipation diarrhoea, where your bowel is just irritable, which causes a lot of misery for a lot of people.
What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS
The root cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, we have allergens, microbes balancing the bugs in your system, toxins, poor diet, stress all of which can trigger the symptoms
Any two or three or four or five people with irritable bowel syndrome, each one of them may have different causes for the exact same symptoms.
The main goal is to find out what your symptoms are caused by and then what you can do to fix this thing once and for all.
This approach is fixable and it's extraordinary simple once you know the right thing to do
- Foods that can cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS
Foods can irritate your colon, irritate your bowel, they're called food sensitivities. This is not a true allergy like a peanut allergy or shellfish allergy but it's a sensitivity and they're very common.
The most common cause is gluten, that's the protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats, spelled very common reaction even if you don't have celiac disease which is a full-blown reaction to gluten.
Dairy.product is another big problem and that can be caused by the lactose which causes bloating and gas but it may just be the casein and other proteins in the dairy that is causing irritation and inflammation in your gut.
There are many other foods like soy corn eggs, other foods that can also be irritants.
- Disruption to Gut Flora
The second thing is the ecosystem in your gut. you have an enormous ecosystem of bugs in there 500 species of bugs there are a hundred trillion bacterial cells in there that's ten times as many as your own cells.these bugs have to be in your gut.
if you have bad bugs or an overgrowth of yeast, if you have parasites, if you have worms which we see sometimes you can get symptoms and they're common and also if you have bugs in the wrong spot. you can have a problem most of the bacteria are in your large intestine but sometimes they kind of move up and they go into the small intestine that's not very good because that should be sterile.
When you eat food that's starchy, bread, cereal, pasta, rice or sugary, the bacteria in there ferment it like beer.like an apple cider blows up and the plastic container gets almost to explosion that's what happens in your gut, the bacteria ferment the sugars in the food and you blow up that's what he gets bloating right after meals.
This is called postcranial bloating or bloating after you eat and that's a very common sign of or symptom of bacterial overgrowth.
we call that see BoSI. Bo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth very common and a very easy to treat if you use the right modality the other thing that can happen is you get yeast overgrowth which is common in your gut.
Types of Medication that can cause IBS
if you have too much yeast because you've taken antibiotics, steroids, birth contracid-blocking blocking drugs (omeprazole, lansoprazole, ranitidine), you eat a lot of sugar or you are diabetic, all these things tend to cause overgrowth of yeast.
Parasite or Worms
Parasites or worms can cause IBS.This may require stool testing.
Treating Irritable bowel syndrome IBS
Treating IBS involves restoring the digestive system because you can get rid of the bad stuff but then you have to put in the good stuff
Enzymes can be very helpful and that help break down the food while your guts healing you may need those for two or three months
These enzymes are present in healthy bacteria probiotics Bifidobacterium bacillus other strains of bacteria and they help to repopulate the healthy gut flora and allow your digestion to work.
The unique VSL # 3 formulation contains eight strains of beneficial live bacteria (also known as 'good' bacteria), including several strains of the all-important lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.
These bacteria have been purposely selected, carefully cultivated and mixed proportionally to survive gastric acid, bile, and pancreatic secretions. To preserve the bacteria, as part of the preparation process they are freeze-dried. Freeze drying preserves the bacteria until VSL # 3 reaches the stomach, where the bacteria "wake up" and can get to work.
Products To Relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms
Colpermin Colpermin is used to help relieve intestinal spasms and cramps
Buscopan Buscopan relieves painful stomach cramps, including those linked with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).