Are you experiencing constipation, abdominal cramping, pain, bloating and changes in bowel habits? Is it negatively affecting your daily life? Have you tried all means of treatment but have not been able to get any relief? Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), the all-natural alternative, may be the answer for you.
Studies have shown:
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms are a result of the interaction between the food we eat and the resident bacterial community in our large bowel. Frequently, there is associated hypersensitivity of the colonic wall to the ‘stretching and distention’ that normally occur during food digestion resulting in pain and discomfort.
The cause behind the development of IBS is not clear but may occur after a severe gastro-intestinal infection, the use of antibiotics, or prolonged stress.
The symptoms of IBS may range from mild to severe and may occur at least 3 days a week for 3 or more continuous months.The most common symptoms include:
Diagnosis of IBS is based on the symptoms and is a diagnosis of exclusion. Tests to rule out other conditions with similar symptomsmay include:
In some cases, a gastroscopy and a colonoscopy may be ordered where a flexible tube with a camera is used to examine the stomach and small bowels as well as the colon.
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