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Help with Irritable bowel syndromeIrritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

 

Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional gastrointestinal disorder, meaning it is a problem caused by changes in how the GI tract works. IBS is not a disease; it is a group of symptoms that occur together. The most common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or discomfort, often reported as cramping, along with diarrhoea, constipation, or both. In the past, IBS was called different names, the one which best sums up the difficulty nervous colon; this reflects the understanding that the disorder has both physical and mental causes and is not a product of a person’s imagination.

 

Irritable bowel syndrome

Stress can stimulate a nervous colon in people with Irritable bowel syndrome. The colon has many nerves that connect it to the brain. These nerves control the normal contractions of the colon and cause abdominal discomfort at stressful times. In people with IBS, the colon can be overly responsive to even slight conflict or stress. Stress makes the mind more aware of the sensations that arise in the colon. IBS symptoms can also increase a person’s stress level. Some options for managing stress include:

 

  • participating in stress reduction and relaxation therapies such as meditation
  • getting counselling and support
  • taking part in regular exercise such as walking or yoga
  • minimizing stressful life situations as much as possible

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Therapy: The presenting issue will be dealt with in a relaxed initial consultation which will allow for all aspects of the therapeutic process to be discussed and all questions answered openly, fully and confidentially.

 

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