Irritated Bowel Syndrome – A chronic illness that predominantly affects the intestines which actually ends up affecting all parts of the body.
* The intestinal lining as well as the flora that lives in the gut, is often disrupted, resulting in a number of symptoms that just will not go away. *
The SIBO Discovery
This vastly unknown disease of Irritated Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one that requires greater insight and more research. In 2010, an American Doctor practicing at the Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has discovered that in many cases of Irritated Bowel Syndrome, there is a direct correlation with bacteria overgrowth.
This phenomenon is known as the Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). What this means is that the intestinal area, located after your duodenum (past the stomach) is littered with too much bacteria.
A test does exist which requires a sample of your breath and it can help to identify if you are positive for SIBO. This indicates that your IBS may be caused by this overgrowth of bacteria.
As a result, some doctors would prescribe antibiotics to help rid of this overgrowth. However, this is where the benefits seem to end abruptly. Antibiotics do not target a specific bacteria but are often designed as wide-spectrum antibiotics, killing all bacteria in sight.
This allows the imbalance of bacteria to start once again and it can bring you back to the same problems that you are currently plagued with. The best solution is to find a way to remove the overgrowth without affecting the delicate beneficial flora that already exists in the gut.
The Antibiotic Hand-out
When doctors loosely prescribe antibiotics to patients because they may appear to have a bacterial infection or overgrowth. It poses at least two concerns for the patient that may not be disclosed to them prior to the prescription.
One of them is the fact that when a patient is prescribed an antibiotic, the least they should be doing is to take probiotics immediately after treatment has been completed with the antibiotics.
This helps to replenish the beneficial bacteria quickly into the gut before the yeast and other unwarranted bacteria takes up the space in the gut.
The other concern follows very closely with the first, and this is the condition of Clostridium Difficile (C. Difficile). This occurs when all bacteria is wiped out from the gut and flora no longer exists to adequately protect your body.
This means that your immune becomes compromised and it can easily become infected by the external environment. This is a very concerning condition and it is actually becoming more prominent in our modern day society.
That is why antibiotics are highly discouraged unless it means life and death situations or other exceptions. Always weigh the pros and cons before jumping into a prescription of antibiotics, even if it is recommended by your doctor.
After all, it is your life and you will be the one suffering the consequences should you decide to take antibiotics and your life never becomes the same again.
It may sound very direct but it is the truth. It is much better to know the reality then to figure it out on your own when it becomes too late, with your health tarnished.
The Role of your Physician
Although physicians have the authority to prescribe you medications, it is at your onus to take charge in researching the product to ensure you are fully aware of the benefits and consequences.
In fact, if you do not perform searches on products to find out the good and bad, always ask your pharmacist to determine what effects the drug can do to your body.
Trust and believe that your physician is attempting to help your situation but know that they often seek opportunities to reverse the symptoms more so than the root problem.
The Wholistic Treatment
It is the wholistic doctors who take the opportunity to know more about your situation and history, prescribing wholistic remedies that help with the root of your problem.
The remedies that wholistic doctors provide are often no where as concentrated as those from your physician. They are likely to do less harm if it was wrongly prescribed. Likewise however, the benefits may take more time to work on your symptoms.
Why does wholistic remedies take longer you ask? Well first off, they work on the root of the problem and not work directly on your symptoms. This takes much longer because once it is achieved, you will no longer experience the symptoms, with a permanent recovery.
Secondly, the concentration of the remedies are less concentrated and thus, take longer to work but at the same time, are less likely to cause any side effects while using the remedy.
The wholistic side of treatment for ailments, have been growing exponentially around the world. In fact, many ancient forms of treatments are now coming to light because they work much better on the modern day illnesses.
Again, wholistic treatments work on the source of the problem rather than the symptoms, thus it is seen as the best option for those suffering from chronic illnesses such as Irritated Bowel Syndrome.
Who wants to suffer from daily symptoms, only to have it minimized, versus having healed the root problem with no more symptoms.
The choice is yours, but you always have the option to temporarily take drugs to help with the symptoms, all-the-while seeking wholistic treatment for your Irritated Bowel Syndrome.
Before you embark on your journey to remedy your ailment of Irritated Bowel Syndrome, search for the best wholistic practitioners in your area. It is always best to see what your local talent can do for your Irritated Bowel Syndrome rather than guessing yourself or searching abroad.
There are likely several different wholistic forms of treatment available in your area but it is best to select just one to go with in the meantime. As that practitioner begins to plateau as far as what they can do for you, then you can seek other forms of treatment from another practitioner.
Never jump from one practitioner to another too quickly as it really does take time for the treatment plans to settle in and to take effect on your bodily symptoms.
Likewise, never seek too many forms of treatment at one time. Just see one practitioner at a time, or transition slowly from one to another with some overlapping. Some treatments can collide with another so always ask your practitioner if it is okay to double-tag treatment plans.
IBS has been a condition that never really gotten much media attention as doctors have noted it is a non-life threatening condition. However those who have it, know that it is more than just a nuisance to their lifestyle.
In fact, Irritated Bowel Syndrome can over-run their life and take charge in how your play their life. Symptoms can range from severe to mild and even the mild cases can reak havoc on their lifestyle.
Seek help at your very next opportunity with a practitioner, especially if you are not sure what your next steps would be. You will be glad that you did, as you will soon realize that there are many talents in your area and it is just a matter of you taking the courage to seek and contact them.
Irritated Bowel Syndrome can definitely be reversed, contrary to what doctors may tell you. Never give up on yourself and your health, as it is the number one item that you should focus on in life. Without health as a foundation in your life, what do you have? Start now and use the contact us page to reach out to us, we are here to provide you with our full support in improving your health.
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