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 of your symptoms and live a life free of digestive problems.
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 IBS symptoms if you want to find an appropriate and ultimately successful treatment.
Since the causes of IBS vary so much from person to person, your treatment should be specific to your needs. Contact our office directly with any questions – email Info@IBSTreatmentCenter.com or call 1-888-546-6283 (toll-free in the U.S.)
Dr. Stephen Wangen is the award winning author of two books on solving digestive disorders, and a nationally recognized speaker on IBS. He has been on ABC, NBC, and Fox as well as public radio. He was recently named one of Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine.