Answers To Questions About IBS And IBD

Are you searching for answers and solutions for IBS or IBD? Irritable bowel conditions can be frustrating, as symptoms may be sporadic and very unpredictable. Fortunately, with the right approach, it’s likely you can gain a great deal of control over even the most distressing symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, bloating and more. The good news is, there is help for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease).

The key to success in managing intestinal disorders is to find the right practitioner. Individuals who have Crohn’s disease, Colitis and other related conditions often see a variety of physicians. They may be under the care of a general practitioner, digestive disorders practitioner, and possibly others who try to address the additional health problems IBS and IBD are often associated with. In standard medicine, the focus tends to be on resolving symptoms through pharmaceutical therapy or possibly surgery regardless of which practitioner you see. 

IBS and IBD don’t typically respond well to a one-size-fits-all approach. Each individual patient has a completely unique set of symptoms, including ones they may not even realize relate to their digestive disorders. Headaches, brain fog, thyroid problems and many other types of health problems can all be related to IBS or IBD—and these are just a few examples. What’s needed in order to resolve symptoms, control the condition and promote healing is whole body approach. 

Naturopathic medicine is a type of healthcare that takes this type of holistic approach. It isn’t focused on stopping or masking symptoms. Instead, it seeks to find the root cause of the inflammation that’s resulting in symptoms. This isn’t a simple matter and it involves much more than a few tests for food sensitivities or environmental ‘triggers.’ Because the body works as a whole, inflammation is occurring for a variety of reasons, some of which may involve food allergies or toxins. Other causes or contributing factors can include lifestyle, sleep habits, stress and much more. 

The most effective care for IBS and IBD needs to be customized as well as comprehensive. A practitioner who is trained in naturopathic medicine evaluates each case with care, and then develops a therapeutic plan of support that is based specifically on what that patient needs. Multiple therapies may be used to correct imbalances and improve the patient’s overall health condition. Because the care is customized and can address more than one cause of IBS or IBD at the same time, it’s typically very efficient, achieving results quickly. 

If IBS or IBD are impacting your quality of life and you’re not satisfied with the results you’ve had with standard medical care, try an alternative approach. Once you have the answers you need and real solutions, you can manage your condition and your health effectively. You can look forward to feeling better more often, and to sustaining optimal wellness long term.