Irritable bowel syndrome is an intestinal disorder that affects more than ten million people in this country, most of them women . In fact, half of all patients with gastrointestinal complaints suffer from this disorder of the organ. But: a holistic therapy can effectively alleviate symptoms such as flatulence or diarrhoea. Our experienced doctors are available to help you treat your irritable bowel syndrome at all our locations.
Irritable bowel syndrome refers to any complication of the gastrointestinal tract for which no physical cause can be identified. This includes complaints such as abnormal bowel movements, flatulence, pain or nausea.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a so-called diagnosis of exclusion. This means that it is only diagnosed as soon as any other possible causative disease (such as bowel cancer) can be ruled out. For a definite diagnosis, the symptoms must also last for at least three months.
The complete pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome has not yet been conclusively clarified. However, stress, which activates the sympathetic nervous system (part of the involuntary nervous system), is one of the clearly identifiable triggers of the bowel disease. This then triggers the diarrhoea typical of irritable bowel syndrome.
This symptom describes an accelerated intestinal passage during which the faeces have too little time to thicken and consequently leave the body in liquid form. A process that serves evolutionary biology to eliminate toxic substances as quickly as possible. In irritable bowel patients, however, the sympathetic nervous system reacts under the influence of stress even to harmless foods.
Typical irritable bowel symptoms include:
The holistic treatment of your irritable bowel begins with diagnostics. This includes the following measures:
This is followed by targeted therapy to alleviate your symptoms. For us at Avi Medical, this includes: