People who suffer from IBS always hope to find an effective way to deal with this aliment. But the problem is they do not know whether that effective cure exists or not. Firstly it is necessary to understand the term IBS. IBS is the abbreviation of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which describes the functional disorder of our bowels. “Functional disorder” means that there is no physical condition involved. This means the bowel of a sufferer of IBS will not have any signs of being abnormal or diseased. And IBS can be treated by various remedies, as explained below.
So what are the leading causes that lead to this ailment? Scientists have been doing some research and some possible causes are: 1) the excessive growth of harmful bacteria in the small intestine, 2) the oversensitive colon muscles of the patients.
Besides, there are some additional causes including bad food combinations, food allergies, stress and so on.
When a person suffers from this ailment, he will have to put up with some common uncomfortable symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, stomach cramps, nausea, gastric reflux, etc.
If you are a sufferer of this ailment, the advice you will receive when you come to see your doctor is that you had better identify and avoid food that may cause problems to your bowel. I cannot deny that this advice, together with a prescription of anti-cholinergic as well as anti-spasmodic medicine are helpful; but unluckily they cannot be considered as the most effective cure for IBS because just avoiding triggering foods and using that medication cannot help you to eliminate the underlying roots of the ailment. The symptoms will come back sooner or later after you stop taking those medicines.
Are there any other natural remedies for curing IBS? Based on the causes of IBS that are analyzed in the previous part, you can find some suggested natural remedies as follow.
As mentioned above, one of the main causes of IBS comes from your daily food. So the first natural remedy is to avoid food that may trigger your bowel. Moreover, some food, when combined with other certain types of food, may irritate your stomach and bowel as well. Knowing which combination of foods is good will help you avoid uncomfortable symptoms of IBS.
Patients of IBS are also advised to drink raw organic milk which has been mixed and left overnight together with a packet kefir. By doing so, they can increase useful bacteria in their bowels and restrict the damage of bad bacteria in their small intestine.Besides, there are some natural ways that help you to deal with the irritating symptoms of this ailment. For example, if you are bothered with constipation, then aloevera extract will be the best choice for you. Meanwhile, slippery elm powder or any other astringent herbs like bayberry or meadowsweet will surely help to ease your diarrhea. Herbal teas like peppermint or chamomile are also recommended.
Do not get disappointed to know that there is no medicine that can serve as radical treatment for IBS. You yourself can step-by-step cure this irritating ailment by taking some natural remedies.