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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

> Digestive health

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is defined as recurrent abdominal discomfort or pain associated with changes in stool frequency or consistency.  The common symptoms experienced are gas, bloating, cramping pain, diarrhea, constipation or a mix of both. The most frustrating part about this condition is that diagnosis is done by exclusion. Meaning after all the potential causes of these symptoms are ruled out, like inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and infection, the diagnosis of IBS is given. Conventional treatment aims to decrease the severity of the symptoms with drugs that impact the nervous system and digestive tract together.

Dr. Swalah, ND recognizes that there are many factors, like food sensitivities, bacterial overgrowth and overacting nervous system that can causes these symptoms. After a thorough investigation, Dr. Swalah ND utilizes evidence-based natural remedies to develop an individualized treatment plan and address the root cause.

Lab Testing:

Lab testing is a great way of understanding what the root causes is. For instance, food sensitivity testing may be required to understand if inflammation is occurring from the food eaten. Another important test that could be considered is a comprehensive stool sample test to determine if there is an imbalance in the gut bacteria.

Goals of therapy:

Dr. Swalah, ND addresses the root cause of your symptoms, with the goals of investigating and treating any gut microbiome imbalances, food sensitivities, inflammation, and infections. With the use of evidence-based natural therapies, Dr. Swalah, ND aims to reduce symptoms of gas and bloating all while decreasing the occurrence of it by addressing the inflammation. By decreasing inflammation and restoring the proper flora and function of the gut, positive changes to IBS can happen.

Naturopathic digestive health therapies include lifestyle & dietary changes, botanical medicine and nutraceuticals to support the gut. Dr. Swalah, ND provides a custom plan for her patients and utilizes additional supplementation when deemed necessary, especially to rebalance gut bacteria.  calm the nervous system and strengthen and rebuild the gut lining.

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