I honestly have to admit that when I hear or read irritable bowel syndrome, it runs down my spine.
For years I ran from pillar to post with gastrointestinal problems, a number of examinations were made – just the classics: gastroscopy, colonoscopy, lactose test, sorbitol test, it was examined for celiac disease, but no matter what I did, it only got partially better and then it stood the diagnosis: irritable bowel syndrome!
But what is that anyway?
Irritable bowel syndrome or nervous bowel is characterized by diarrhea, constipation, flatulence and abdominal pain. But the cause is not known and those affected receive tips such as reducing stress, eating more healthily, avoiding gas that is gas, or „resigning yourself to it“
For me, the last statement was the worst and I didn’t want to put up with it either.
That is certainly one of the reasons why I am now an alternative practitioner and, among other things, deal very intensively with the topic of gastrointestinal diseases and continue to train. And now I know that you don’t have to put up with it!
In previous articles I wrote something on the topics of the microbiome and stomach acid and that it is always worth taking a closer look here. Because a lot is really related to the intestines and the digestive tract.
Now there is one more disease about which one hardly learns anything, but which affects very many people and that is SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) – an overgrowth of the small intestine with colon bacteria, which normally does not belong there.
So you have persistent gastrointestinal complaints and no cause has been found and / or you have already carried out an intestinal therapy but without success or even with worsening?
Then it could be that you suffer from SIBO!
As with everything, the symptoms can be varied or barely present. The classic complaints include abdominal discomfort, gas, flatulence and a feeling of fullness.
But where does that come from? Causes of SIBO can be, for example, antibiotic therapy, food poisoning, use of acid blockers, etc. And very important, it could all be years ago.
This can be diagnosed by means of a breath test and, depending on the findings, it is then treated.
My personal conclusion: It is good that I have not come to terms with the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome!