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:
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal cramps
- Mucus in the stool
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:
- Cellular toxicity levels
- Physical fitness
- Diet and nutrition
- Hormonal balance
- Stress levels
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:
- Incorporating mindfulness exercises into your daily routine
- Shifting your diet toward more whole foods and less processed ones
- Starting hormone replacement therapy
- Doing things to detoxify your home or office environments
- Ensuring that you move for at least an hour per day, every day
- Eliminating the possibility that you have another condition, like leaky gut syndrome
- Detoxifying your cells
- Taking probiotics
- Eating smaller meals
- Lowering your caffeine intake
- Avoiding spicy or deep-fried dishes
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.