Irritable bowel syndrome
What is irritable bowel syndrome?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common cause of gastrointestinal complaints in adults. This used to be called a spastic gut. It is estimated that 1 in 12 Dutch people suffer from IBS.
There are three different types of IBS:
-Alternating constipation or diarrhea
What are the symptoms of IBS?
The symptoms can vary per person and per day. Common are:
– nagging stabbing stomachache
– Deviating relief pattern (diarrhea, constipation or alternating both)
– Gas formation, flatulence, bloating
– An upset stomach
– Acid fires
– Swallowing complaints
Complaints outside the belly
– Muscle strain
Diagnosis for an irritable bowel
The diagnosis for irritable bowel syndrome is usually made if no clear cause is found for the symptoms that you experience. It is then dismissed as an irritable bowel. A meaningless diagnosis that you just have to do with it. That while there are numerous treatment options to restore irritable bowel syndrome.
Treat irritable bowel syndrome
In contrast to Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, irritable bowel syndrome does not involve active inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. In terms of treatment options, there are many similarities.
We eat many foods that burden our intestines. Usually our diet consists mainly of grains, dairy products and sugars. A load due to food and a lack of important nutrients means that our digestive system functions less well. This leads to heartburn, gas formation, painful cramps, diarrhea or constipation.
In many people with an irritable bowel, the symptoms are caused by the presence of pathogens such as Candida or a parasite. Crohnproof works with a specialized laboratory for stool research. Through special research methods they regularly demonstrate the presence of a parasite in which previous tests via the doctor were negative.
Crohnproof does not recommend the FODmap diet
Many people with irritable bowel syndrome experience relief from their complaints through the FODmap diet. Garlic, leek and onion in particular often cause unpleasant reactions in the body.
Do you experience complaints by eating these vegetables? Then know that the reaction is caused by something else. Garlic, leek and onion contain anti-parasitic substances. Furthermore, the sulfur in these vegetables provides a response to bacterial overgrowth. So it is not the vegetables that cause the symptoms but the presence of pathogens. You will learn how this works and what you can do to restore your intestines to a counseling process.
The Crohnproof approach
During the counseling process you learn how your body works. You learn the cause of heartburn, painful cramps in your abdomen and why you always have diarrhea or constipation. Of course you will also learn which foods burden your stomach and intestines. Why the reactions occur that you feel in your body and what you can do to restore your health.