How to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Posted By: ethernum; Category: Health; November 3, 2008
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Irritable bowel syndrome is a very common disorder with recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea alternating with constipation. IBS may be caused by a disturbance in the muscle movement in the large intestine, triggered by anxiety, stress, or food intolerance. IBS affects more women than men.
Facts *10-20% of the population suffers from IBS *Up to 50% of all health cases dealt with by gastroenterologist are caused by IBS
Symptoms of IBS *Cramp-like abdominal pain, usually after eating *Swelling of abdomen *Excessive gas *Headache and back pain *Anxiety
Treatments *Vitamin A is necessary to keep the intestinal tract healthy *Take acidophilus to encourage the growth of healthy bacteria *A deficiency of zinc and B6 is indicated in many cases *Dietary fiber helps to detoxify *Include plenty of fiber in diet-helps body get rid of harmful toxins
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