Are Your Digestive Problems Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Are Your Digestive Problems Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Digestive distress isn’t just a distraction, it can cause embarrassment and downright panic. If you experience the sudden onset of diarrhea, chronic constipation, or other uncomfortable symptoms, they may point to a condition called irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS.

Fortunately, Dr. Mandeep Walia-Bhatia, and the Gain Wellness Center team are dedicated to your wellness and to finding the root cause of your gastrointestinal problems. 

If you’re diagnosed with IBS, we create a treatment plan for you and only you and strive to offer you successful solutions that eliminate the physical and emotional stress of IBS. 

Your digestion: An amazing, efficient system

Your digestive system never stops working — not while you’re asleep, not if you’re 99 years old, never. 

The main components of your digestive system are your gastrointestinal tract — hollow organs through which food and drink pass as you ingest and eliminate them (the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, and anus) — as well as solid organs (the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder) that allow your body to absorb and process nutrients and eliminate waste. 

When your digestion rebels

Many digestive conditions cause people discomfort, from heartburn to stomach flu.

IBS is a chronic condition that causes persistent, hard-to-endure symptoms. IBS emerges when your colon muscle either contracts too often or too rarely. Symptoms can be debilitating and may include: 

If you have a combination of these symptoms, you may have IBS, which requires long-term management. 

How is IBS diagnosed and treated?

IBS can cause misery on a regular basis, so it’s important that you receive a correct diagnosis and begin treatment that’s designed to ease or eliminate symptoms. 

When you come to Gain Wellness Center and receive a diagnosis of IBS, we’re dedicated to treating every one of your symptoms, but we also consider how several key factors impact your overall health, in addition to your digestive health:

We offer an important assessment called a Complete Wellness Evaluation that digs deep into how your body is working and what complex issues may contribute to your IBS. We know that many influences impact your digestive health, from how you manage (or don’t manage) periods of high stress, whether you’re sedentary or not, how well you’re eating, and more. 

Our plan for treating your IBS then, might include:

As you can tell, we treat and manage our IBS through an in-depth study of your lifestyle, symptoms, personal and family health history, and more. Only with a complete picture of your health — past and present — can we give you true and lasting relief. 

You don’t deserve to endure the painful and awkward symptoms of IBS anymore. Reach out to us at 858-216-2129 to schedule a consultation at no charge, or communicate with us through our website

Author
Dr. Mandeep Walia-Bhatia, DC, AFMCP Dr. Mandeep Walia-Bhatia, DC, AFMCP, is the founder of Gain Wellness Center in Poway, California. At the integrated medical practice, one of Dr. Walia's, greatest goals, as a health care provider, is to provide her practice members with alternative, but healthy and safe choices that will enhance their health and well-being. She likes to motivate and educate her practice members to take charge of their health by providing them with evidence-based information so that they can make informed decisions regarding their own personal health and take control of their health. Dr. Walia was born in India and raised in Canada before moving to San Diego. She attended McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada for her Master of Science degree with specialties in Biology and Physiology. She had various publications in research articles during her time at McMaster University funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. She has three kids and enjoys cooking, hiking and going to the beach with her family.

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