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Irritable bowel syndrome

Avi Medical helps you with irritable bowel syndrome

The so-called irritable bowel syndrome refers to an intestinal disease that affects over ten million people in this country - includingmainly women. In fact, half of all patients with gastrointestinal complaints suffer from this organ disorder. But: A holistic therapy can effectively alleviate symptoms such as flatulence or diarrhea. Our experienced doctors are available to help you treat your irritable bowel syndrome at all of our locations.

What is Irritable bowel syndrome?

The clinical picture of irritable bowel syndrome refers to any complication of the gastrointestinal tract for which there is no physical cause is recognizable. These include symptoms such as abnormalities in bowel movements, flatulence, pain or nausea. 

When does it become irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome is a so-called exclusion diagnosis. This means: It will only be asked as soon as any other possible causal disease (such as colon cancer) can be ruled out. For a reliable diagnosis, the symptoms must last for at least three months.

What are the triggers of irritable bowel syndrome?

The complete pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome has not yet been conclusively clarified. However, one of the clearly detectable triggers of intestinal disease is stress, which affects the sympathetic nervous system (a part of the involuntary nervous system). activated. This then triggers the diarrhea typical of irritable bowel syndrome. 

This symptom refers to an accelerated intestinal transit, during which the feces have too little time to thicken and therefore become liquid in the body leaves. A process that evolutionary biology serves to eliminate toxic substances as quickly as possible. In irritable bowel syndrome However, in patients the sympathetic nervous system reacts under the influence of stress also to harmless foods.

What are possible symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

The typical irritable bowel syndrome include: 

  • non-specific pain, mostly distributed over the entire abdomen
  • feeling of fullness with flatulence (especially after meals)
  • Stool urge with diarrhea. Sometimes also as or in combination with “irritable stomach” i.e. a feeling of fullness with pain in the upper abdomen

Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome at Avi Medical

The holistic treatment of your irritable bowel syndrome begins with the diagnosis. This includes the following measures: 

  • Completion of a comprehensive anamnesis
  • Blood test
  • If necessary, stool examination 
  • Abdominal ultrasound 

The targeted therapy follows to alleviate your symptoms. For us at Avi Medical this includes: 

  • relaxation procedures such as autogenic training
  • if necessary, change in diet
  • if necessary, taking benign bacteria to support the intestines (bifidobacteria or special yeasts)
  • herbal support through peppermint or caraway oils
  • in exceptional cases with severe symptoms: antispasmodic medications