or conventional treatment of IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome and its
medicines may provide immediate relief from the symptoms of IBS or
irritable bowel syndrome, but the root cause of the problem is not
touched and so the problem recurs, besides the dangerous side-effects
can be worse than the IBS symptoms.
allopathic treatment, the affected organ becomes the target and
physicians try to identify the causative agent of the illness such as a
virus or bacteria and try to treat it. The various drugs used in
allopathy or conventional treatment of IBS or irritable bowel syndrome
and their side-effects are as follows :
allopathic physicians prescribe anticholinergic drugs which block the
responses of nerves in the colon, which may temporarily relieve you
from IBS; however these drugs will leave you with several side effects
including a dry mouth, blurred vision, and difficulty in urinating.
such as propantheline and also antianxiety drugs, which can cause side
effects like drowsiness, dizziness, hot flushes and so on, for which
more medicines will be required.
various antibiotics used can alter the population of the helpful,
necessary bacteria in the intestines, causing diarrhoea, fever,
abdominal pain, loss of appetite, acidity and so on.
which are most frequently prescribed by a majority of allopathic
doctors will leave the patient with constipation and intestinal upsets
which will again cause acidity and other uncomfortable symptoms.
including diphenoxylate and loperamide, can stop diarrhoea by slowing
the movement of the stool through the intestine. They can however, lead
to constipation and / or stomachaches and are potentially addictive.
like ibuprofen (Nurofen) or aspirin, can make the symptoms worse.
is usually seen that if a patient is treated for constipation
predominating IBS, diarrhoea results and vice-versa. There are certain
drugs like lotronex which are given in cases with diarrhoea, which can
reduce the blood supply to the colon and may cause severe constipation.
for IBS or irritable bowel syndrome
medicines are prescribed by studying the totality of the symptoms of
the patient, rather than just the by name of the disease or condition.
This is because each case of a particular illness can manifest
differently in different people.
most recent approach homeopathy uses in treating IBS or irritable bowel
syndrome is addressing the overall symptoms of this disease and
prescribing a remedy capable of normalizing unfavorable responses to
aggravating factors such as stress, diet, hormonal imbalances and so
on. Homeopathy is a non steroidal treatment which cures the patient
permanently and leaves no side effects.
quality of life affected by IBS or irritable bowel syndrome can be
effectively taken care of by proper homoeopathic treatment.
IBS or irritable bowel syndrome, people are afraid to go out of home
because diarrhoea can trouble them anytime or they can have acidity,
gas, bloating of the stomach, flatulence and so on, which stops them
from attending the necessities of their lives. Just relax, because
homeopathy has the answer. The loose bowel movements or unusually hard
stools can be easily taken care of by homeopathc remedies. Homeopathy
stimulates the natural healing processes and corrects the faulty
response of the body and will help the gastrointestinal tract to work
more effectively and efficiently.
of the colon which never let a patient do anything and which are
intensified when a patient is planning to go out or is stressed, can
effectively be taken care with the appropriate homeopathic medicines.
Homeopathic medicines reduce the hypersensitivity of the nerves of the
colon, improve the blood supply of the colon and hence, improve the
choosing the homeopathic medicine/s, the causes of various symptoms of
IBS or irritable bowel syndrome like diarrhoea (loose stools),
constipation, gas, bloating of the stomach, flatulence and so on, are
also evaluated. The causes may be sedentary habits, dietary errors,
faulty feeding habits, mental stress, and weakness of the digestive
system muscles and so on. Timely administration of the homeopathic
treatment can easily take care of the root cause of the relapses and
cure the IBS.
need for some or all of the existing allopathic medication for IBS or
irritable bowel syndrome reduces gradually, as the patient improves
with homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy cures the root cause of the IBS
or irritable bowel syndrome and assures the patient of not facing
similar problems in future.
strongly urge and recommend IBS patients globally, to consider
Homeopathy for its safe, gentle & long-term benefits.
are 127 homoeopathic medicines which give great relief in IBS or
irritable bowel syndrome. However, the correct choice and the resulting
relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the
homeopathic doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking
of the patient. Thus, homeopathic remedies of IBS or irritable bowel
syndrome are tailer made, unlike allopathy, in which all patients
receive the same medicines - although trade names may be different.
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bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term condition that causes recurring
pain or discomfort in the abdomen (tummy) and an altered bowel habit,
which may be diarrhoea or constipation. IBS is one of the most common
problems of the digestive system.
bowel syndrome or IBS is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal
condition and is second only to the common cold as a cause of absence
from work. Studies suggest the worsening of the IBS symptoms in
stressful conditions. IBS affects all aspects of life and significantly
reduces the quality of life.
European and American epidemiological investigations do validate that
there is increased prevalence of IBS in women aged 35-44 and confirm
the significant impact of the disorder on the functional status and
quality of life. Upto 1 in 5 people in Europe develop IBS at some stage
of their life.
race, and age, all play a role in the prevalence of IBS. Recent studies
suggest that in the United States of America the incidence of IBS is
10% and its prevalence 20%. These numbers are dependent on the
diagnostic criteria used as well as on the population studied.
Approximately 70% of patients who meet the diagnostic criteria for IBS
do not seek medical care; the remaining patients account for 12% of
primary care visits. Community-based estimates suggest that up to 30%
of patients with a gastrointestinal complaint will have IBS, but only a
minority of patients are diagnosed by a gastroenterologist.