IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can present with abdominal pain, alternating constipation and diarrhoea or with bloating. There is no specific cause in modern science but in Ayurveda improper qualities of diet causes similar disease called Grahani. The factors such as emotional stress, infection and some foods can worsen the condition. Almost one in five Australians experience IBS at some time in their life. Women are more prone to IBS than men as their stress levels are comparatively higher. The symptoms of IBS tend to first occur in early adulthood.

Causes
  • Changes of routine
  • Emotional stress
  • suppression of urges
  • skipping or eating cold oily food
  • Neurotransmitter serotonin dysfunction.

Due to the above mentioned reasons the digestive juices (Agni) vitiate and reduce its strength of digestion. This causes acidity in the stomach, stomach ache and dryness of mouth. If not treated properly the neurological coordination of digestion and bowel movement become imbalanced.

Visit our Ayurveda physician if you are experiencing the following signs and symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain or cramps
  • Intermittent diarrhoea and constipation
  • The feeling of bowel urge soon after defecation
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Mucus present in the stools
  • Nausea.

Ayurveda recognises that we are not the same. We are all unique and therefore need something different. Two people can present with the same problem, however, the treatment may be different for both. Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the root cause of all problems.

Treatments may include
  • Oil and sweating therapies
  • Vegetarian diet based on constitution
  • correction of the digestive system with herbs
  • Herbal enema
  • Medicated bolus massage
  • Yoga and meditation

 



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