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What Causes IBS?

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The cause of IBS varies from person to person, which is what makes irritable bowel syndrome and the symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and chronic abdominal pain so difficult for most doctors to treat. However, through proper testing you will be able to identify the exact cause or causes of your symptoms and live […]

Causes of IBS Include Intestinal Microorganisms and Parasites

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Our intestines are a rich and thriving ecosystem…when we are healthy. The massive surface of our intestines (about the same as a tennis court) provides everything needed for life – space, moisture, and nutrients. Given the ubiquity of anti-bacterial products in our society, many people are surprised to learn that they have about 10 trillion […]

Causes of IBS: Intestinal Microorganisms and Parasites

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Our intestines are a rich and thriving ecosystem, when we are healthy. The massive surface of our intestines (about the same as a tennis court) provides everything needed for life – space, moisture, and nutrients. Given the ubiquity of anti-bacterial products in our society, many people are surprised to learn that they have about 10 […]

What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

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The cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) varies from person to person, which is what makes IBS and the symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and chronic abdominal pain so difficult for most doctors to treat. However, through proper testing (and follow up treatment) you will be able to identify the exact cause or causes […]

Causes of IBS: Candida

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One of the more common causes of digestive problems is Candida, or yeast. Although there are other types of yeast, Candida is the word usually used to describe a problem with yeast. Although many people think of yeast infections as a female problem, yeast is an organism that can colonize any orifice. In the mouth […]

Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Food Allergies

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Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome with a Food Elimination Diet Followed by Food Challenge and Probiotics 
“Conclusion: These data demonstrate that identifying and appropriately addressing food sensitivity in IBS patients not previously responding to standard therapy results in a sustained clinical response and impacts on overall well being and quality of life in this challenging entity.” […]

Causes of IBS: Parasites

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Parasites are another common cause of IBS symptoms and should be discussed. These symptoms can include diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, cramps, nausea, poor digestion, fatigue, muscle aches, bleeding, rectal itching, and abdominal pain. Parasites cannot live without you. You provide them living space and food, but unlike friendly bacteria, parasites do nothing for you in […]

Causes of IBS: Yeast Overgrowth

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First, it’s important to know that yeast infections, or yeast overgrowth, are a common result of antibiotic use. Additionally, yeast is also considered normal flora at low populations, since it is often found in the digestive tract. However, remember that normal does not necessarily mean good. Yeast (especially the most common type called Candida) invades […]

Causes of IBS: Intestinal Microorganisms and Parasites

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Our intestines are a rich and thriving ecosystem, when we are healthy. The massive surface of our intestines (about the same as a tennis court) provides everything needed for life – space, moisture, and nutrients. Given the ubiquity of anti-bacterial products in our society, many people are surprised to learn that they have about 10 […]

Study Highlights the True Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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This is a wonderful new research article by Dr. El-Salhy out of Norway about IBS. It makes 2 very important points. They are somewhat complicated points, so I’ll try to break them down into simpler language. First, the study notes that alterations in the gut-brain connection (neuroendocrine system) are a symptom of something else. The […]

Causes of IBS: Candida

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One of the more common causes of digestive problems is Candida, or yeast. Although there are other types of yeast, Candida is the word usually used to describe a problem with yeast. Although many people think of yeast infections as a female problem, yeast is an organism that can colonize any orifice. In the mouth […]

Food Allergies Can Cause IBS

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Most people who suffer from IBS are suffering at least in part because of an allergic reaction to one or more foods. If you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking, “Not me, I don’t have a food allergy.” This is because most people think they have a pretty good understanding of food allergies. You may […]

“Experts” Gather to Investigate the Causes of IBS

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This came up in the news recently and is worth noting. From MedicalNewsToday.com: “GENIEUR, which stands for Genes in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Europe, was funded by the European Science Foundation. Its main aim is to identify the genes and DNA variants which might be linked to a higher risk of developing IBS symptoms.” “According to […]

Food Allergy and IBS Symptoms Go Beyond the Stomach

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There are several hundred potential causes of IBS, but most cases result from issues that fit into two major categories: Food Allergies and Intolerances Microbial Issues  – including infections, bacterial imbalances, yeast, and parasites There are other issues as well and since every patient is different it is essential to understand what is causing the […]

Understanding Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a symptom set that can be caused by celiac disease.  The take away for those with IBS – get tested for celiac disease and other forms of gluten intolerance as part of your diagnosis process.  Testing can help you identify what you need to do to address the cause of […]

Is Traditional Medicine Finally Ready to Acknowledge IBS?

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The Mayo Clinic has found a round about way to offer up a mea culpa. They aren’t apologizing for not ever having helped anyone solve their Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but a Mayo clinic doctor is at least acknowledging that there are many causes for IBS. However, this isn’t a study, as the article suggests. […]

Causes of IBS: Intestinal Microorganisms and Parasites

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Our intestines are a rich and thriving ecosystem, when we are healthy. The massive surface of our intestines (about the same as a tennis court) provides everything needed for life – space, moisture, and nutrients. Given the ubiquity of anti-bacterial products in our society, many people are surprised to learn that they have about 10 […]

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a bowel disorder characterized by diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and chronic abdominal pain. It is fairly common and makes up 20-50% of visits to gastroenterologists. Although formal diagnosis depends on a very specific set of symptoms, the range of symptoms that occur in patients diagnosed with IBS […]

What is Gluten Intolerance?

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Many people react to gluten by producing elevated IgG antibodies to gluten or wheat, but they do not have damage to the small intestine (which can indicate celiac disease). Their test results for celiac disease are negative. They become quite frustrated with traditional medicine, with its narrow focus on celiac disease, because they are told […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the Gall Bladder

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Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea or abdominal pain often wonder if they have a problem with their gallbladder. Problems with the gallbladder can indeed cause these symptoms.  However, many people find that having their gallbladder removed did little or nothing to help their IBS, or even […]

Are gastrointestinal infections to blame with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

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I believe that the reason that many people with GI infections develop IBS is because those people have other factors that were already weakening their digestive tract prior to their infection. The infection was “the straw that broke the camel’s back” so to speak. Their GI tract couldn’t bounce back from the infection because there […]

Study Explores Post-Infectious IBS Following Water-Born Viral Outbreaks

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Another study on post infectious IBS. The immediate question is “Why does this happen?”  My suspicion is that it is because there are other factors already weakening the digestive tract. The infection was merely the straw that broke the camels back, so to speak. It’s the other hidden issues that prevented some individuals from recovering, […]