Up to 40% of IBS patients are not happy with the results of their prescribed medications. IBS affects up to 20% of the world’s population and affects more women than men. Most diagnosed cases happen in those less than 50 years old.
IBS is defined by the Rome III (2006) criteria:
Recurrent abdominal pain at least 3 days out of each month for at least 3 months
1.Pain improves after elimination
2.Pain is associated with a change in evacuation patterns (diarrhea and constipation)
Symptom onset has happened for at least 6 months prior
Holistic help allows you to take back your life and instead of having symptoms control you, you control the symptoms. Integrative and holistic care helps decrease dependence on prescriptions, especially those that control the body’s organs and tissues. Becoming aware of how you feel and noticing what causes pain and when symptoms are alleviated, allowing you to acknowledge what helps and what causes your “triggers”. When the mind and body experience less pain and you just feel better overall, you are on the right track.
IBS is not linked with the development of any serious disease or shortened life. However, IBS patients tend to have more primary care visits for GI issues as well as other general complaints. IBS patients also appear to have more surgeries such as cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder) and hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) when compared to those without IBS.