Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is the label used to describe a bowel problem whose cause has yet to be determined. Five people with the diagnosis of IBS may have five different causes, which may include food allergies, Candida infection, low digestive enzymes, dysbiosis (improper gut flora), secretory IgA deficiency, or constipation.
Long term problems in the colon can lead to hormone imbalance, acne, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, gas, bloating, bad breath, and body odor. For naturopathic physicians, the health of the gut is viewed as vital to the overall wellness of the individual. Without a properly functioning digestive system, many other aspects of healing cannot occur.
Our goal is to improve colon functioning with natural therapies including supplementation, botanical medicine, colon hydrotherapy, and diet and behavior modification. We will never just manage the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome without addressing the cause of the irritation.
ALETRIS naturopathic physicians investigate each individual case of irritable bowel syndrome and customize appropriate treatment for each patient. Call our office to schedule an appointment with an ALETRIS physician.