Have you been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Maybe you feel so bloated that by the end of the day you would swear you were pregnant! Are you frustrated with dietary restrictions and changes that don’t seem to work and are not sure where to turn next?
In naturopathic medicine, we can help to manage IBS by asking what is the underlying cause of the symptoms — where is this bloating coming from? Research has shown that a condition called SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is responsible for a very significant percentage of the symptoms associated with IBS. It can cause everything from bloating, pain, and gas to heartburn, diarrhea and constipation.
We are learning more and more all the time about the influence of the human microbiome on our health. The microbiome is just another word for the bacteria that live on our bodies and in our gut. These bacteria have been shown to impact everything from our mood to the appearance of our skin to our immune systems as well as our digestion.
The naturopathic doctors at TBNC are trained to be able to assess the microbiome for SIBO or other imbalances and determine whether or not it might be the cause of your indigestion. And the good news is that once you identify SIBO as the cause and treat it, the symptoms drastically improve!
There are many causes of indigestion, not just IBS. But by focusing on uncovering the root cause, many of these can be identified and successfully managed and treated with naturopathic medicine. If you are dealing with digestive issues and are wondering how naturopathic medicine can help, give us a call or book a free 10 minute consultation online from our website.