What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
Around one in every five Australians will suffer the uncomfortable pains and symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS. IBS is a condition that affects the functioning of the bowel causing symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, constipation or diarrhoea. IBS can be embarrassing and distressing, often causing the sufferer to become more reclusive as they try to manage their lives around their digestive issues. This is no way to live your life!
IBS does not cause permanent damage or lead to the development of more serious conditions such as bowel cancer or colitis – but it still has a significant impact on your energy levels, immune system and quality of life. If you recognise some of the symptoms listed below, and live on Brisbane’s southside, why not visit our Capalaba based clinic and see a naturopath for IBS relief.
At Capalaba Natural Health, our naturopath and other health practitioners are experts in gut and digestive health, providing natural and organic solutions to ease your pain. Once we identify the trigger of your symptoms, we can help you implement a healthy eating plan and provide prescriptions or natural medicines. After just a few days, you should already start to notice your energy levels increase and a better sense of well-being. With better gut health and adequate nutrition, your body will flourish and you can enjoy a noticeable improvement in your quality of life.
IBS is a Syndrome, Not Disease
One thing to keep in mind when you’re diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome is that it is just that, a syndrome, not a disease. Essentially it is a label for a ‘Collection of Symptoms’. This is great news, as it means is that we can identify the causes of your symptoms and once treated, they can be corrected.
At Capalaba Natural Health we believe that most of the symptoms associated with IBS are actually food intolerance symptoms. Therefore we begin by trying to identify any food intolerances you may have that are irritating your digestive tract. We provide an in-house food intolerance tests which checks for the 59 main foods that people are intolerant to, and that are the most common drivers of IBS symptoms. This is a simple test that offers same-day results.
If a food intolerance is identified, we will provide you with solutions and alternatives to the problematic foods that will assist in the relief of your symptoms.
In addition to food intolerance, stress or anxiety is a big driver of IBS. Should stress or anxiety prove to be a high driver in your condition, there are many naturopathic approaches to calming the nervous system, nourishing your adrenals and reducing anxiety, stress and depression. We also have a Kinesiologist who can help with identifying your underlying stressors and help balance them for you.
Parasites, an overgrowth of bad bacteria, or a lack of good bacteria can also contribute to IBS symptoms – all of which our IBS naturopath can help you with.
The primary symptoms associated with IBS are abdominal pain, cramping or discomfort that is relieved by passing wind along with frequent diarrhoea or constipation. You may also experience urgency to pass a bowel movement, or a feeling of what is referred to as ‘incomplete evacuation’ (meaning you have not completely emptied your bowels).
People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome may also experience symptoms relating to chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sinus, eczema, poor memory, joint pain and reduced immunity leading to more colds or sickness than normal. Chronic pain and inflammation is very debilitating and all too often can lead to depression and anxiety.
As a natural health provider based on Brisbane’s southside at Capalaba, we have a strong focus on not only reducing your symptoms quickly and effectively, but also on addressing the underlying cause of your condition so that you can lead a full, healthy life free of the symptoms of IBS.
IBS Specialist Brisbane
Our team of qualified and knowledgeable professionals at Capalaba Natural Health are here to help. For nearly twenty years we have been providing expert advice to our local community to assist in improving your overall wellbeing. With consultations that consider you as a whole and not just your symptoms, we have built a reputation for unparalleled service and great results.
To ensure the best and most comfortable service for people suffering from IBS, our highly trained naturopath and other health professionals are located in Capalaba, convenient for residents of the Redlands and Brisbane bayside areas.
Why Choose Capalaba Natural Health?
Established nearly 20 years ago, our professional team at Capalaba Natural Health is led by Tony Daniel, an award-winning Naturopath. Since that time, the team has grown year-on-year to be a leading service provider, offering experienced and proven advice to clients from all walks of life. Whether you suffer from an acute or chronic illness, or you’re simply looking to improve your vitality, we have the skills and knowledge to provide natural solutions that will have you feeling invigorated in your day-to-day life. We are more than happy to welcome and assist all clients in the Redlands-Bayside region and surrounds to jump start their journey to a happier, healthier lifestyle.
With the relevant qualifications and the dedication to developing their clinical expertise regularly, the team at Capalaba Natural Health are passionate about natural medicine and improving client health.
Capalaba Natural Health is a leading naturopathy and natural health service provider in the Redlands Bayside region with a strong focus on helping ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Committed to providing long-term results that improve the lifestyle of our clients in Thorneside, Birkdale, Chandler, Wellington Point, Alexandra Hills and more, we are proud to offer an unparalleled service. For over 12 years we have built a reputable foundation for a reliable and effective service that improves the health of our local community.
Book your consultation now to see an IBS naturopath, and start living a healthier life! Call us today on (07) 3823 3103.