What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome aka IBS?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder also called spastic colon which affects the colon or the large intestine. The diagnosis of IBS is rather difficult, and it is done by excluding other diseases. IBS is common with people between the ages of 20 to 40, and it is prevalent in women than men. Despite the fact that Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not a palatable experience, it is not life threatening.
What are the likely causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Below are some of the possible factors that can cause IBS. These factors can affect the pattern of contraction in the bowel.
Some food to certain people can cause a sudden change to the pattern of contraction, and this could trigger IBS. Food such as chocolate, milk, spice and carbonated drinks among so many can trigger IBS.
Mental stress is found to be common to all patients with IBS, and it is found not exactly as the cause but tends to aggravate it.
Smoking is also considered to be a trigger and could also aggravate irritable bowel syndrome.
Hormonal changes which are common more in women than men make IBS more prevalent among women. Hormonal changes are common around the women’s menstrual cycle and at menopause.
Infections after effect for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Gastro intestinal infection tends to aggravate or excite IBS when a patient has such infection.
Symptoms of IBS
The symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome can vary from patient to patient and to make matters difficult; it shares symptoms with some other diseases. Below are common symptoms that are usually reported.
Bloating or flatulence
A feeling of bloating which is generally aggravated by certain food such as cheese, fried food, a dairy product can be one of the symptoms. The release of gases tends to bring a temporal relieve to the patient.
Pain in the upper and lower abdominal areas
This is the most common of all symptoms of IBS as pain is felt in the abdomen part of the body. The pain comes in various ways and varies in individuals. Some experience sharp pains while other dull pains but are relieved by the passage of stool.
Mucous in stools
This is not always experienced in all patients, but mucus is seen in some person stool.
Other symptoms that can be seen include the following such as headaches, anxiety, loss of libido, backache, tiredness, muscular pains and urinary difficulties are other conditions that can be seen. They are not directly caused by IBS but are experienced by patients.
Homeopathy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
There are drugs found effective for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, and their selection is based on the symptoms to be treated. Also, the psychological state of the patient including the mental state is put into account when administering Homeopathic treatment to each patient. This is because each patient is unique and there is a need to completely eradicate IBS in the system by getting to the root of the disease. Treatment requires some time, and it needs to be followed through.
There are some common remedies for the treatment of IBS among many other remedies. Enumerated below are five of these remedies, and it is important to know that these remedies are not necessarily applicable to all Irritable Bowel Syndrome condition. It is necessary to consult a qualified Homeopath.
Aloes is best prescribed for IBS when diarrhea is observed. The patient feels a bearing down feeling around the rectum, and mucus may be seen in the stool of such. Due to the uncertainty that surrounds the way the person feels, the patient feel insecure most times.
Nux Vomica is best for a patient who feels constipated most times and also feels the inability to release the bowels conveniently. Such patients are stocked to the consumption of coffee, tea, and alcohol and are usually aggressive in temperament.
Apart from other common symptoms, there is a feeling of thirst and a bitter taste in the mouth. Such a person dislikes warm food as well as fatty foods. Being in the open air brings some relieve and such shows a docile tendency.
Carbo veg helps out when there is bloating, flatulence or gas inconveniencing the individual. The patient is always full of gas after taking any food in, and the uncomfortable gets worse when lying. Such a patient avoids meat, milk or fatty food.
High affinity for sweets is common to Irritable Bowel Syndrome patient that need Argentum Nitricum. Such a person easily gets nervous that could lead to diarrhea when having any meaningful engagement coming. The patient belches so much.
Homeopathic Treatment for IBS in Philadelphia
Homeopathy is one of the most effective methods of treatment for IBS. At the Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic, Dr. Tsan usually combines Homeopathy with Acupuncture for a better result. The philosophy of the Holistic Medicine to look at a patient as one big system helps homeopaths to understand the causes of the disease in each particular case and to choose the most appropriate remedies based on the principle of similarity.
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