Scientific research has shown that the brain & the digestive system are linked via numerous neurological & chemical pathways. Due to these pathway connections the brain can have a powerful effect on the digestive system as well as visa versa with the digestive system having a powerful effect on the brain.
Those with IBS are often found to have not just physical symptoms, but psychological symptoms as well. These symptoms are usually anxiety, panic attacks & depression. In some cases people with IBS had these psychological symptoms before they developed IBS, while others develop them after IBS symptoms appear.
In some cases someone’s state of mind can play a heavy part regarding the severity of their IBS. Does this mean that IBS is a disease entirely in someone’s head? No! In some cases psychological treatments are very effective in helping to moderate IBS symptoms or even cure IBS altogether. Not everyone has IBS symptoms for the same reasons & not everyone will benefit from psychological treatment.
Psychological treatments that have helped some people with IBS are Counseling, Medication, IBS Support Groups, Hypnotherapy for IBS & Meditation.
Ginger is a spicy tasting root like vegetable. Not only is it’s flavor powerful, it’s also been known for it’s ability to aid in digestion & help with nausea. There are many different ways you can take ginger such as in teas, candies, soups or drinks. Continue reading “Herbal IBS Treatments” »
Vitamins & minerals are essential to living healthy lives. There are some vitamins that may be beneficial to those suffering from IBS. Keep in mind that some people have a sensitive stomach which vitamin supplements can upset. If you do not notice improvement of your symptoms within a few weeks or your symptoms noticeably get worse, stop taking the the supplement. Continue reading “IBS Vitamin Treatments” »
People dealing with IBS often have to deal with psychological symptoms as well as physiological symptoms.The brain & the gut are connected together via numerous neurological pathways. The gut & brain also extensively use serotonin to communicate. Serotonin is a chemical that is often related to mood & anxiety disorders. This neurological & chemical connection is known as the “brain-gut connection”. Some researchers have even referred to the digestive system as “the second brain”. Continue reading “Psychological IBS Symptoms” »
You’re probably reading this because you think you have IBS or have been recently received a positive IBS diagnosis. Perhaps you yourself are not impacted directly by IBS, but you are instead seeking information for a loved one or a friend who’s life is being affected. Seeking help is the first step to gaining an understanding and hopefully control over the symptoms that affect peoples lives when dealing with IBS.