Irritable Bowel Syndrome

(IBS)

Overview:

Irritable bowel syndrom (IBS) is a common, idiopathic, and complex condition involving a long list of widespread gastrointestinal dysfunctions. The diagnosis of this condition is made only after no other known disorder can be found to cause the condition. 


Aetiology:


Special Considerations:

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Therapeutic Aims:

1. Reduce Gastric Spasms Causing Diarrhea

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  • Spasmolytics

2. Reduce Abdominal Pain

This is symptomatic treatment to improve quality of life.

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3. Improve Liver Function

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  • Hepatics
  • Choleretics

4. Treat Constipation

Do this gently as laxitives can cause a complete reversal in this symptom and exaccerbate the problem.

  • Laxitives (Gentle)

5. Elimination Diet To Identify Food Intolerances

This must be strict and rigourous in order to adequatly identify the offending foods.


Herbs For IBS:

  • spasmolytics
    • matricaria
    • humulus
    • viburnum opulus
    • mentha piperita
  • visceral pain
    • cordyalis
    • ginger
  • Hepatics
    • silybum
    • cynara
    • schisandra
  • gastrintestinal antiseptics
    • hydrastis
    • propolis
  • Antinflammatories
    • filipendula
    • matricaria
  • laxitives (gentle)
    • juglans cinerea
    • taraxicum
    • rumex crispus
  • PMS herbs (often conflicting symptoms)
    • vitex
    • trigonella foenum-graecum

IBS Sample Formula:


Dietary Considerations:


Author:

Justin Cooke

The Sunlight Experiment

Updated: May 2017


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