July 10, 2008
-- Latest research has shown that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, debilitating, multifactorial, functional gastrointestinal disorder where a definitive aetiology has not been established and no uniformly successful treatment exists. The condition is very prevalent in developed countries with IBS symptoms experienced by 8-22% of the population1. IBS thus poses a significant economic burden on the community as well as the individual.
IBS is characterised by a combination of symptoms and signs, such as abdominal pain, constipation (IBS-C), diarrhoea (IBS-D) — or alternating between both (IBS-A) — a noted change in both the frequency and consistency of stools, rectal mucus due to hypersecretion of colonic mucus, dyspeptic symptoms including anorexia, flatulence, gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) and nausea, and an emotional component where anxiety and/or depression are often noted. Abdominal pain is often relieved following defecation.
You need to consider the following:
* DO YOU SUFFER FROM BLOATING, FLATULENCE, PAIN? DO YOU SUFFER WITH CONSTIPATION OR DIARHOEA, OR DO YOU ALTERNATE BETWEEN BOTH?
* DO YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE WHO CAN OFFER YOU A SOLUTION?
* THEN YOU NEED TO SEE SOMEONE PROFESSIONAL WHO IS CAPABLE OF GIVING YOU CORRECT, SOUND ADVICE REGARDING YOUR DIET, AS WELL AS OFFERING YOU SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT.
For more information on Naturopaths in Sydney and what to do if you have any of the above symptoms simply visit the leading Sydney Naturopath website http://www.yorkcityhealthclinic.com
or call John McGuire on their Sydney number (02)9264-1910