Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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What is Irritable Bowel
- Women are at higher risk to suffer from Irritable Bowel
- Being a woman age 35 years old and below is a typical
profile of a person who has IBS.
- The condition occurs in about 1 out 5 adult Americans -
20% of the adult population.
- 75% of the people who have IBS are women.
Some Key Points About
- IBS is the 7th most common diagnosis in primary care!
- IBS effects 35 million people.
- IBS is a chronic condition.
- It takes an average of 4 years to get a diagnosis, often
- Many people feel "not normal" or "frustrated" or "not
- While bloating tends to be the most common symptom in
SIBO, but the pain and constipation/diarrhea are the
most common symptoms of IBS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
IBS is believed to be caused by and extremely sensitive large
intestine. This sensitivity can be the results of stress, imbalance of
bacteria in the intestines and abnormal levels of serotonin. Typically muscles
in the gastrointestinal tract move in a coordinated manner as food passes from
the stomach to the rectum. In the case of IBS, muscle movements are either much
stronger or much slower causing either diarrhea or constipation.
- IBS may affect the body’s ability to absorb nutrients,
creating more issues for the person.
- Up to 60 percent of IBS patients also experience
anxiety and depression.
- Levels of the
brain chemical serotonin usually are low among
patients with IBS.
- People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) also may be
sensitive to certain foods:
- artificial sweeteners
- chemical additives
- dairy products
- red meat
These Are The
Key Causes of IBS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS symptoms typically come and go, making a clear diagnosis
difficult. Besides a person’s medical history and a physical exam, the
following tests may also be performed to help determine whether or not a person
- Blood test
- CT Scan
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Lactose intolerance test
- Stool test
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Digestive upsets accompanied by nervousness and anxiety. Greenish
diarrhea. Bloating, rumbling flatulence, nausea can be sudden
and intense. Diarrhea may come on immediately after drinking water. Eating
too much sweet or salty food may also lead to problems. A person who needs
this remedy tends to be expressive, impulsive and claustrophobic and may
have blood sugar problems.
Stomach : Cannot bear the sight or smell of food. Great thirst; drinks much, but
little at a time. Nausea, retching, vomiting, after eating or drinking. Anxiety
in pit of stomach. Burning pain. Craves acids and coffee. Heartburn; gulping up
of acid and bitter substances which seem to excoriate the throat. Long-lasting
eructations. Vomiting of blood, bile, green mucus, or brown-black mixed with
blood. Stomach extremely irritable; seems raw, as if torn. Gastralgia from
slightest food or drink. Dyspepsia from vinegar, acids, ice-cream, ice-water,
tobacco. Terrible fear and dyspnea, with gastralgia; also faintness, icy
coldness, great exhaustion. Malignant symptoms. Everything swallowed seems to
lodge in the esophagus, which seems as if closed and nothing would pass. Ill
effects of vegetable diet, melons, and watery fruits generally. Craves milk/
Abdomen.–Gnawing, burning pains like coals of fire; relieved by heat. Liver and
spleen enlarged and painful. Ascites and anasarca. Abdomen swollen and painful.
Pain as from a wound in abdomen on coughing.
Rectum.–Painful, spasmodic protrusion of rectum. Tenesmus. Burning pain and
pressure in rectum and anus.
Stool.–Small, offensive, dark, with much prostration. Worse at night, and after
eating and drinking; from chilling stomach, alcoholic abuse, spoiled meat.
Dysentery dark, bloody, very offensive. Cholera, with intense agony,
prostration, and burning thirst. Body cold as ice. Hemorrhoids burn like fire;
relieved by heat. Skin excoriated about anus.
Sensation of a lump is moving up from
the stomach or a bubble is stuck in the throat. Even though the abdomen
feels inflated, the person cannot pass gas in either direction. Constipation
alternates with diarrhea that can be profuse, watery and explosive. The
person may regurgitate small amounts of food.
One study indicated those patients
who took Asafoetida
for IBS experienced more improvement than those taking a placebo.
Constipation brings on griping pains. Diarrhea can be explosive. Strong
emotional or “hysterical” element when this remedy is needed.
Stomach nausea and faintness when rising up. Abnormal hunger, loss of taste.
Thirst for large amounts of drinks. Vomiting of bile and water immediately after eating.
Worse, warm drinks, which are vomited. Stomach sensitive to touch. Pressure in
stomach after eating, as of a stone. Soreness in stomach when coughing.
Dyspeptic ailments during summer heat. Sensitiveness of epigastrium to touch. Liver region swollen, sore, tense. Burning pain, stitches; worse,
pressure, coughing, breathing. Tenderness of abdominal walls. Constipation; stools hard, dry, as if burnt; seem too large.
brown, thick, bloody; worse in morning, from moving, in hot weather, after being
heated, from cold drinks, every spell of hot weather.
Cutting pains and cramping. Person bends over double or needs to lie down and
press on the abdomen. Cramps may be felt in the area of the pubic bone. Pain
is likely to be worse just before the diarrhea passes and after eating
fruit or drinking water. Problems tend to be aggravated by emotions
including indignation or anger that is suppressed. Back pain, leg
pain and gall bladder problems are sometimes seen when this remedy is
Frequent unsuccessful efforts to move the bowels all day. Sudden diarrhea
the next morning. Lump in the rectum, worse when standing up. Hemorrhoids
may develop. Constricting feelings are felt in the chest. Worse from
excitement and strong emotions. Irritable or even with rage.
Chronic digestive discomforts and bowel problems. Bloating and a feeling of
fullness come on early in a meal or shortly after. Large amount of gas.
Heartburn and stomach pain are common. Person may feel better from rubbing
the abdomen. Worse between 4 - 8 p.m. May have a
ravenous appetite. May get up in the middle of the night to eat. Problems
with self-confidence. Worried facial expression. Craves sweets. Prefers warm
Stomach has green, bilious vomiting. Epigastrium very sensitive.
Abdomen has a bruised sensation; cecal region and transverse colon painful. Bloated;
very painful to least touch.
as diarrhea, dysentery; tenesmus, not relieved by stool; incessant. Stool is
slimy, offensive, with cutting pains and shreds of mucous membrane.
Mild people who have trouble digesting and assimilating many foods and have
to stay on restricted diets. Indigestion, heartburn, and even ulcers may
occur if offending foods. Intolerant of milk ordinary products can lead to
gas and sputtery diarrhea with an empty feeling in the stomach. Cravings for
potatoes and sweets and sometimes also milk. Makes an effort to be cheerful
and considerate. Feels weak and sensitive wants to be alone to rest.
Stomach has excessively bloating. Flatulent dyspepsia. Hiccough, and craving for
highly-seasoned food. Paralytic weakness of intestines. Enormously distended. Stool is soft,
and yet is unable to expel it, even with long straining. Faintness during or
after stool. Protruding piles.
Abdominal pains and bowel problems accompanied by tension, constricting
sensations, chilliness, and irritability can indicate a need for this
remedy. Soreness in the muscles of the abdominal wall, as well as painful
gas and cramps are common. Firm pressure on the abdomen brings some relief.
When constipated, the person has an urge to move the bowels, but only small
amounts come out. The person may experience a constant feeling of uneasiness
in the rectum. After diarrhea has passed, the pain may be eased for a little
while. A person who needs this remedy often craves strong spicy foods,
alcohol, tobacco, coffee, and other stimulants—and usually feels worse from
Stomach: Tongue coated. Agonizing feeling in chest and stomach, starting from
pylorus with flatus that rolls in balls from one side to the other; loss of
appetite, phlegmy retching and loss of flesh. Gastric ulceration even with
hemorrhage. Pains increased when food passes pyloric outlet. Vomiting of
coffee-ground-looking matter. Distention of stomach. Frequent belching of
offensive flatus. Painful sinking across epigastrium.
Abdominal pain and cramping with a gurgling,
sinking, empty feeling are followed by watery, offensive-smelling
diarrhea—alternating with constipation, or pasty yellow bowel movements
containing mucus. Things tend to be worse in the very early morning, and the
person may feel weak and faint or have a headache afterward. Rubbing the
abdomen (especially on the right) may help relieve discomfort. A person who
needs this remedy may also experience stiffness in the joints and muscles.
Sudden urge toward diarrhea wakes the
person early in the morning, typically five a.m. and makes them hurry to
the bathroom. Diarrhea can come on several times a day. The person may, at
other times, be constipated and have gas with an offensive and pervasive
smell. Oozing around the rectum, as well as itching, burning, and red
irritation may also be experienced. A person who needs this remedy may tend
to have poor posture and back pain, and feel worse from standing up too
Stools large, with much straining until exhausted, with cold sweat. Diarrhea
very painful, watery, copious, and forcibly evacuated, followed by great
prostration. Evacuations of cholera morbus and true cholera when vomiting
accompanies the purging.