What’s interesting about IBS is that it’s not a strictly physical condition.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 27, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, recently released a statement regarding Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month, noting its top tips for treating the symptoms of IBS.
“Irritable bowel syndrome is a serious illness,” states David Juan, MD, Editor at Doctors Health Press. “In fact, it affects one in five Americans, and this month is dedicated to raising awareness about this disease.”
In his recent Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article “Five Surefire Ways to Soothe IBS Symptoms” (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/five-surefire-ways-to-soothe-ibs-symptoms), Juan notes that IBS is a long-term condition that causes problems with waste movement through the bowels. Its many symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.
“What’s interesting about IBS is that it’s not a strictly physical condition,” Juan adds. “Although it manifests itself physically, the condition is actually a combination of physical and mental factors. Therefore, remedies that target both aspects of the disease can be effective treatments for this ‘brain-gut disorder.’”
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article states that although IBS cannot be cured, there are ways to manage the symptoms; lifestyle, although not a direct cause of IBS, does contribute to its flare-ups. For example, a lack of sleep and exercise, stress, and poor eating habits can all make it worse.
Juan states that adjusting fiber intake, turning to herbal therapy, consuming probiotics, seeking hypnotherapy, and participating in yoga classes are just a few treatments for IBS symptoms.
“Many of my patients have had success using these treatments for IBS,” Juan concludes. “However, there may be other elements at play in your body, so it’s best to talk to your doctor before you try any treatments for IBS.”
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