Alternative Treatments For IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Change of self-perception and perceptions about the world can help solve IBS. This is called Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).  This was supported by a study involving IBS patients, many (55% and 65% of patients in the individual and group category respectively) of whom resulted in having IBS symptoms reduced by a fifty percent.
These were taken through CBT sessions (Cognitive Behavior Therapy sessions) as groups or as individuals, where they were taken through various aspects of CBT, including being trained how to relax muscles, development of skills to solve IBS, and other information about IBS.

Patients undergoing Irritable Bowel Syndrome are advised to try out natural solutions instead of suffering in silence. One of the most discouraging trends is that many do not talk it out with their doctors, and few do it in America when constipation, pain, and diarrhea disrupts normal working, daily life, routine, exercise or even simply going out for dinner.
Statistically, only 20% of patients seek medication or medical help for their health problem, although 20% of all Americans are suffering from IBS. Many of them are women. Many who do not seek medication because of the bowel problems are just shy to talk about it with the doctor, while the symptoms are not unusual or do not cause bother to others – — According to an expert at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

IBS is characterized by combined symptoms, including diarrhea, constipation, being uncomfortable or unable to take particular foods, stool having mucus in it, bloating and feeling pain in the abdomen. In addition, the combination includes cramps and experiencing flatulence. Diarrhea and constipation will mostly alternate.

Abdominal pains are experienced for 12 weeks in 12 months period (previous period) during treatment, but this may not be taking place consecutively.  Again, bowel movement leads to pain relieve. The movement rate changes when pain or discomfort has started.

Symptoms often repeat after a couple of days, but symptoms must be experienced for at least 25% of the time period if one has to be said to have IBS.

The common theme to fix your IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diarrhea or the conditions and symptoms that creep into your life because of one of the above (gas, bloating / water retention, constipation, etc.) follows three constantly rooted themes in almost every solution that has passed through my hands.  Rarely is any of this information earth-shattering?  But, few people bother to pay attention to the simple, easy, obvious stuff: eliminate stress from your life, focus on the cause of the real problem and examine the realities and consequences of your lifestyle and poor habits that are costing you (IBS and diarrhea may not be the worst to come!) daily, in a big way.