Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Natural solutions for irritable bowel syndrome

The longer it takes for the muscle contractions to move the stool through the colon, the harder the stool becomesand the tougher it is to pass. By contrast, water won’t be absorbed from the stool if muscle spasms push it through too rapidly, leading to diarrhea. Gas can also get trapped along the way, causing discomfort. Sometimes people with IBS pass mucus with their bowel movements. People with this disease also appear to be extra sensitive to distention of the colon. Studies using balloons to distend the colon have shown that patients with IBS experience pain and feel bloated at balloon pressures and volumes that are significantly lower than those that cause symptoms in people without the condition. Recent studies also have shown that neurotransmitters, chemicals that pass signals between nerves, are particularly active in the gastrointestinal tracts of people with the condition. One neurotransmitter in particular, serotonin, appears to be especially active in the blood and colon of people with IBS. These high levels of serotonin may stem in part from life stresses: The colon has many connections to the brain and central nervous system, which responds to stress and emotional upsets. And more than half of patients seen by a physician for IBS report stressful life events just before or at the same time as the onset of symptoms. Infection may also play a role in the causation of IBS.

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Discover natural ways to eliminate IBS. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. David Pollack, a digestive health expert will talk about how to avoid IBS and create optimal health. Visit: and enter your email address for show details + a FREE gift! This week’s guest: Dr. David Pollack, an award-winning doctor and natural health expert Learn how to naturally eliminate digestive problems and regain your health – Sun. Oct. 6 Dr. David Pollack has specialized in the practice of physical rehabilitation, herbal and nutritional medicine, plus stress reduction protocols. His mission is sharing knowledge with clients and community to increase immune function, resolve digestive difficulties, eliminate aches and pains, and keep us active, healthy, and productive. His professional goal is to help as many people as he can to reach optimal health in an attempt to avoid the “sickcare” system. Dr. Pollack has extensive experience with digestive disorders (reflux, bowel issues, colitis and stools issues), joint and muscle pain, headaches, plus many other common health concerns. He is certified in a multitude of treatments and techniques to help you achieve optimal health. IBS contributes to brain fog, metabolic disease, chronic fatigue plus a host of other degenerative diseases. Statistically speaking, IBS affects 10 -15% of the population and, according to conventional health experts ‘there is no cure’.

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