IBS OR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be a very challenging condition to live with, affecting the food we eat and impacting on our work and social lives. Stress and anxiety often go hand in hand with IBS, so at the Natural Healing Clinic we offer Cognitive Hypnotherapy that could help you become calmer, less sensitive to triggers and more able to overcome negative thought patterns.
HYPNOTHERAPY IS ESTIMATED TO BE AT LEAST 85% EFFECTIVE
What is irritable bowel syndrome?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional disorder of the gut (including the bowels). This means that whilst there is no abnormality to the structure of the gut, it doesn’t function properly. As many as 1 in 5 people develop IBS at some stage in their life. It can affect you at any age but commonly develops in teenagers and young adults. IBS is also twice as common in women as in men.
The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
Intermittent pain or discomfort in various parts of the abdomen of varying degrees from mild to severe:
The length of time for bouts of pain may vary
Pain often eases when you pass stools (motions or faeces) or wind
The pain is said to feel like colic or a spasm
Bloating or swelling of the abdomen
Passing more wind than usual
Bouts of diarrhea or constipation
Alternate bouts of diarrhea and constipation
Small pellet-like stools, or watery or ‘ribbony’ stools.
Mucus may be mixed with the stools
You may not feel like you’re ‘finished’ after going to the toilet
You may experience ‘urgency’, or needing the toilet very quickly
Other symptoms include:
Feeling quickly full after eating
Bladder symptoms (an associated irritable bladder)
Some sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome only experience occasional and mild symptoms, whereas others suffer unpleasant symptoms for long periods of time. Many people are somewhere in between, experiencing flare-ups of symptoms at various times.
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