From a recent patient of the IBS Treatment Center:
My husband and I are missionaries and have lived out of the country the last three years. Since leaving the country I have been sick with stomach issues. I have had four colonoscopies, seen numerous doctors outside the country and in the US as well, all with no answers. The last thing that I was told was that I had IBS and there was no sense in running any more tests.
I cannot say how thankful I am for the staff at the IBS Treatment Center. They are great to work with and are very helpful with anything that I need.
I don’t think I will trust anyone else with my healthcare needs.
I really can’t say thank you enough to the IBS Treatment Center.
-Susan from Ecuador
Patients have come to the IBS Treatment Center from all over. They have visited our clinics in Seattle, WA and Santa Monica, CA from 49 states and from every continent on the planet. Some of these patients had even spent a considerable amount of time at the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, UCLA, and other major medical centers to no avail. We have treated many doctors, nurses, even faculty from some famous medical schools.
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 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. Use the links at left to learn more about IBS causes and some of the testing for those causes.
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.