Digestion Issues or Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Digestion Issues or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder characterized by symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in bowel habits, including diarrhea, constipation, or a combination of both. The exact cause of IBS is not fully understood, but factors such as abnormal gut motility, heightened sensitivity to certain foods, stress, and gut microbiota composition are believed to play a role. Diagnosis often involves ruling out other gastrointestinal conditions through a combination of medical history, physical examination, and sometimes additional tests.
Treatments we often recommend for IBS or digestion issues: Treatments will vary based on the underlying cause. Accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment are essential for effectively managing symptoms. At STRONG., we recommend seeking help through naturopathic medicine. Whether it is constipation, or loose stool, your practitioner will work with you to help you optimize digestion, reduce heart burn, gas, bloating, and improve bowel movements. Treatments include acupuncture, evidence-based nutrition and herbs, meal support, and some comprehensive testing to uncover bowel irritants and optimize the microbiome.
Treatments may include: