Irritable Bowel Syndrome as is not so much a disease as it is a gastrointestinal disorder comprised of a variety of symptoms. It affects the entire GI tract resulting in frequent stomach pain and bloating.
A thorough exam by a doctor will determine if Irritable Bowel Symptom is the true cause of your issues or if there is an underlying health issue present.
The most common symptom of IBS is abdominal pain with bloating and cramps occurring at the same time.
Some sufferers experience loose stools ranging from mildly loose to full-blown diarrhea multiple times a week.
Others complain of constipation requiring extreme effort and straining to move bowels.
What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
IBS may be caused from a past infection of the intestines or your stomach, most often caused by bacteria.
Some patients claim foods rich in carbohydrates trigger symptoms or make them worse with the same complaint about spicy or fatty foods.
Other people say foods to avoid include coffee, tea and alcohol.
How Could Hypnotherapy Help IBS?
Hypnosis relaxes your mind and your body, including your muscles in the abdomen and the colon.
This is a drug-free, non-invasive method currently being considered as a viable alternative to drug treatment.
It may reduce and relieve the discomfort immediately and possibly for years after treatment has ended.
Hypnotherapy may be the solution for many who suffer and wish to try a drug-free alternative.
Dietary Changes Can Help Your IBS
Switching your diet to one that contain more foods with high fiber may help alleviate frequency and severity of the pain and bloating.
Including a variety of fruits and vegetables along with other changes in the diet leads to a healthier lifestyle by improving the quality of food intake better to meet the nutritional needs of your body.
As your health improves due to a correct diet, your mood also improves because your discomfort is lessened.
Increasing your exercise routine may help your comfort level and reduce stress.
Consult with your family doctor before beginning or increasing any exercise routine.