Are you suffering from abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating or gas?
…You may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS.
But don’t worry, we can help!
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What is IBS?
IBS is a digestive disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. Approximately 10-15% of the North American population has IBS. Women less than 50 years of age are the most affected.
Unfortunately, 40% of patients that meet the criteria for IBS have not been diagnosed.
Many women are underdiagnosed and suffering from symptoms. If you have abdominal pain at least once per week and have two of the following symptoms, you may have IBS:
- Pain having a bowel movement
- A change in the number of bowel movements per day
- A change in the consistency of your stool (i.e. diarrhea or constipation)
There are multiple types of IBS. These include constipation-predominant, diarrhea-predominant, and both constipation and diarrhea-predominant types of IBS.
Case Study: Ontario Town Infected with IBS
There are numerous causes including complex interactions of the nervous system of the gut and brain.
One of the most common causes of IBS is a gastrointestinal infection (post-infectious IBS).
In 2000, after E. coli contamination of drinking water in Walkerton, Ontario, 28% of these patients went on to develop IBS.
Case in point, healthy people with normal digestive function may develop IBS out of nowhere.
Are there any other signs that you may have IBS?
Chronic abdominal pain caused by emotional stress is an early sign of IBS. Abdominal pain after eating is another subtle sign that you may be developing IBS.
Is there a cure or treatment?
Unfortunately, there is no cure for IBS.
There are no good treatment options for abdominal pain from IBS either. Changing diet, avoiding gluten-containing foods, consuming fiber or probiotics are generally ineffective. Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) like Advil may worsen abdominal pain and result in complications such as stomach ulcers or life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeding. Due to its addictive and life-threatening properties, opioids should be avoided in the treatment of IBS.
So what can you do for your IBS?
Even though there is no cure for IBS, there are effective treatments to help manage it.
Naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors can be found in the gastrointestinal tract. A deficiency of endocannabinoids may be associated with IBS1.
Our medical healthcare professionals can help assess your abdominal pain and digestive symptoms2. If nothing has worked for your IBS, there is hope with our natural medical remedy.
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Disclaimer: Oridon Medical acknowledges that results of the usage of services will vary from person to person, across various ages, ethnic origins and experiences and cannot guarantee specific results for any one person.