This Is What Is Irritating Your Bowel!November 24, 2017 Posted by: Dr. Manoj 428 views
Mahesh (name changed) is a foodie. He loves trying new cuisines, and eats to his heart’s content. But, even though his taste buds are happy at the end of a gastronomical riot, sadly, his stomach almost always revolts.
He either ends up visiting the loo more often than he would like, or has trouble flushing out the excess from his system. This has reduced his desire to eat, because he believes that nothing is worth a painful tummy and a cranky bowel.
Stomach cramps. Bloating. Constipation. Diarrhea.
These are the keywords in Mahesh’s life.
If you are able to connect with Mahesh’s situation, you might be suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS.
Treating pains is just another normal thing that we all do. A simple stomach cramping is what we assume it is, and we pop a tablet with the pain to visit again. But what we fail to realise is, that our instant remedies are temporary, and we need to do something more. Or maybe we don’t know what the problem is. One such persistent problem is the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Let’s take a quick look at what irritable bowel syndrome is.
Irritable bowel syndrome refers to recurrent abdominal pain which typically include intermittent abdominal pain accompanied by diarrhea, constipation, and alternating episodes of both at times.
IBS can be termed as a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It usually involves the large intestine and the small intestine with disturbances in the intestinal or bowel motor function.
The brain regulates these gut related activities which may also be impaired, which is why IBS is also called the brain-gut disorder. These disturbances can cause symptoms like cramping abdominal pain, bloating, a sense of gaseousness, or constipation.
While understanding IBS talks about what happens when you have it, how you feel is quite a challenge to figure out. So with a hope that you can relate to it, here’s what you might experience. Sudden spasms along with severe pain to start with, moving up to having a drastic impact at work and your daily routine. You might end up messing up a lot at work front and avoid travel as much as possible.
What causes IBS:
What exactly causes irritable bowel syndrome is still a research under progress. However, health experts present that a faulty communication between the brain and the intestinal tract causes IBS. For some people, this miscommunication can cause muscle spasms, which result in cramping pain. This kind of muscle seizures speeds the passage of stool, causing diarrhoea. In some people, these contractions slow down the passage of stool, causing constipation and bloating.
Apart from the findings mentioned above, experts also believe that a combination of problems play a significant role in causing IBS.
Neurotransmitters in the body
People suffering from IBS have altered levels of neurotransmitters or chemicals in the body, which transmit nerve signals and regulate gastrointestinal hormones. Although the role of these chemicals is unknown, young women with IBS experience more symptoms during their periods. These findings point out that reproductive hormones can worsen the symptoms of IBS.
Studies show that IBS is common in people who have a history of IBS and gastrointestinal problem in their family.
Mental Health Conditions:
Panic disorder, stress, anxiety and depression are pervasive in people with IBS. Even though the link seems unclear, it is quite a known fact that stress causes many health conditions to aggravate. And if you have IBS, your colon might respond too much to even the slightest conflict or stress.
There are a lot of factors that can trigger an episode like certain foods for example milk, eggs, seafood, alcohol etc.So, it is necessary to avoid them for some time till homeopathic medicines regulate the bowel movements and reduce the sensitivity of intestines to them.
Irritable bowel syndrome is something that can be cured with a lot of willpower and effort along with any treatment that you choose. So, it becomes extremely important to to know what it is, and how it affects you in every way. Homeopathy can be one of the best ways to treat IBS as it has a holistic approach to treating any health condition, and improves the symptoms. Results are great most of the times.
So, you can try an online consultation at Dr. Manoj’s Homeopathy, and you can have the treatment more personalised and customised to your individualistic symptoms.
We’re here to get you feel better!
[You might be interested in this: HOW HOMEOPATHY DEALS WITH CONTROLLING IBS ]
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