April is IBS Awareness Month
Are you one of the millions of people in the UK that suffer with the sometimes debilitating symptoms of IBS?
A conservative estimate of 20% of the population (that’s around 12 million people) are said to be affected. Add to that disorders with the upper digestive system, including indigestion, acid reflux and heartburn, and we have almost 50% of the population struggling with one or more digestive problems.
Diagnosis of IBS is not easy as there can be multiple causes. Contrary to popular belief, IBS is not just caused by stress. It can be caused by antibiotics, antacids, steroid medication, the birth control pill, a high sugar diet, high alcohol consumption, parasites, food intolerances, bacterial infection, virus, ‘leaky’ gut, an overgrowth of candida, (healthy intestinal yeast gone bad) and inflammation in the intestines, to name a few.
To obtain an effective and lasting cure for IBS, the diagnosis needs to be correct, otherwise you are just stabbing in the dark, being passed from one hospital department to another whilst the medics are trying to decide what to do with you. Many complementary therapists are at a loss as to how to effectively treat IBS too, using their clients as guinea pigs to try out different supplements, and stool/saliva testing, that can cost hundreds of pounds.
Meanwhile you are getting older and sicker, with no improvement in your symptoms in sight. Don’t expect your GP or the Hospital to know how to treat your IBS. Until the medics agree that one of the causes of IBS is the over-prescribing of antibiotics, you’re not going to get anywhere with them.
I don’t paint a very positive picture do I, but I’m afraid I get frustrated by the increasing number of people who are diagnosed with IBS, when if they were able to access correct treatment protocols, their symptoms can be dramatically improved, even cured. I’ve now carried out over 9,000 colonic irrigation treatments, and many of those have been on people (mainly women) who have suffered for years with irritable bowel syndrome. Check out the testimonials on our Clinic website, and see what people are saying about the benefits of colonic hydrotherapy:
Many of us get the odd digestive upset, perhaps when we’ve eaten a particularly rich, fatty meal, or we’ve imbibed in too much alcohol, but these symptoms should be self-limiting, and should not last decades. If they are, get a second opinion!
Digestive Health Specialist & Registered Specialist Colonic Hydrotherapist
Nottingham Health & Wellbeing Clinic
Plains View GP Surgery
57 Plains Road
Nottingham NG3 5LB