So, you've been to the doctor, they have run some tests and said you have IBS. Now what?
Living with constant bloating, pain, constipation and or diarrhoea shouldn’t be an option and understanding the underlying causes for your particular IBS can help put you on a path to recovery.
IBS can be split into three cause subgroups...lifestyle, nutrition and imbalances within the gut:
- Lifestyle may involve sedentary lifestyle, disruption of sleep patterns and stress.
- Nutritional factors such as food intolerances, poor diet choices, vitamin D deficiency and gluten sensitivity.
- Gut imbalances include poor enzyme production, leaky gut, constipation, imbalances in gut bacteria, an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine (SIBO) and a parasitic infection.
IBS may be caused by one or multiple reasons. As a nutritional therapist, I work with clients, taking a full history and sometimes running functional medicine tests to understand what is triggering their symptoms. Uncovering these, I can make dietary and lifestyle changes to help achieve lasting results, gaining back a person's quality of life.
If you need help managing your IBS, get in touch for your complimentary 20 minute consultation.