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Today I want to quickly talk about Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS. I’ve noticed over the past year, I’ve gotten dozens of questions about this topic.
What causes it, what are the symptoms, how do I know I have it, how do I fix it, is there a cure for it?… and so forth.
It’s a very important topic because IBS affects about 70 million American’s and obviously, many more people around the world.
Surprisingly, it affects women more than men.
What Is IBS?
IBS is sometimes referred to as irritable or spastic colon or colitis or spastic colitis.
It is different than inflammatory bowel disease, even though at times it feels the same and has similar symptoms.
What Are IBS Symptoms?
IBS symptoms are similar to when you eat a bad meal and thus, you have
Excess bloating and gas
Abdominal and stomach pain
Constipation and/or diarrhea
Now, if you have these symptoms often, weekly and especially daily – then yes, you have IBS.
What Causes IBS?
Food is always a potential cause of IBS. In a minute or so I’ll tell you what you should avoid specifically and safe alternatives.
Allergens also cause IBS, as do microbes, imbalances in the bugs and bacteria in your stomach/gut, toxins in your food and so forth can all be causes.
Sometimes it’s just ONE – like for me, it’s the lactase in the dairy example I gave earlier.
SIBO and IBS
However, recent research suggests that “small intestinal bacterial overgrowth”, also known as SIBO (cee-boh), may be responsible for up to 80% of IBS situations.
The majority of your gut bacteria is in the colon, or that’s where it SHOULD be.
The problem with SIBO is that the bacteria basically goes backwards, into the small intestine.
You don’t want this for a variety of reasons. One of the main ones is that you want the small intestine to be sterile and not backed up with this bad bacteria.
Then, when you have carbohydrates and thus, sugar – the bacteria ferment the sugars in the food and that causes the bloating, gas and so forth.
This overgrowth of bacteria can then lead to digestive problems, poor absorption of nutrients and foods, vitamin and mineral deficiencies and could even cause leaky gut.
Testing For SIBO
The good news is that there’s a simple and noninvasive test to diagnose SIBO.
Good & Bad News For Treating SIBO
The good news is that you can treat SIBO with antibiotics.
The bad news is that the antibiotics will also kill off all the good bacteria in your gut for many months, which can lead to other problems… such a yeast overgrowth.
Is There A Cure For IBS?
Now, there are solutions to fix SIBO as stated – which is the use of antibiotics, such as Xifaxan (zy-fax-in). You can also then follow it up with an antifungal drug such as Sporanox.
However, the main question is – is there a cure for IBS?
The truth is, there isn’t really ever a “cure” for anything or most things in this life.
But, there are definite tactics you can use and implement, which can cause the IBS to be minimized to the point that you won’t have any symptoms.
Is it a cure, no.
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