According to the Mayo Clinic, Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). Irritable Bowel Syndrome commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation.
IBS is a chronic condition that you will need to manage for the long term.
Even though signs and symptoms are uncomfortable, IBS — unlike ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, which are forms of inflammatory bowel disease — doesn’t cause changes in bowel tissue or increase your risk of colorectal cancer.
IBS can be devastating to your normal activities of daily living. Not only is IBS embarrassing but the condition is quite painful.
At Chronic Care Charlottesville, we believe no one should have to live with the pain and discomfort of IBS. Once the cause of the IBS (or other digestive problem) has been discovered, we’ve found that most people can manage it on their own and without harmful medications.
Has your doctor even discussed how some of the most common foods most of us are eating can be major contributors to IBS?
Did you know that 70% of your immune system surrounds your gut? This is why getting your IBS under control now is critically important (or it will show up somewhere else later).
What about the gut-brain connection? Current Neurology research has found that the connection between your gut and your brain is paramount to your overall health.
Call our office today at (434) 977-5433 to request an appointment with Dr. Brian to see if we can help you find IBS relief.