Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Naturopathic Doctors in Toronto, ON
Are you researching Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) treatment options? You're not alone, approximately 10% to 15% of the adult population in North America have been diagnosed with IBS and conventional treatment options are limited.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that all of the standard gastrointestinal tests for IBS treatment such as a colonoscopy or abdominal ultrasound are normal but the patient is still experiencing an ongoing mix of some or all of the following IBS symptoms:
Conventional Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) treatment is often limited to the low FODMAPS diet, psyllium fibre and stress relief. Anti-diarrheal, anticholinergic and antidepressant medications may also be prescribed for IBS treatment with mixed effects and a risk of side effects. As a result, patients will often go to see a Naturopath after seeing minimal improvements with these conventional IBS treatment options.
Naturopathic Medicine provides effective Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) treatment because the focus is on fixing the functional issues that are causing IBS symptoms and the risk of side effects is much less in IBS treatment by a Naturopath compared to conventional treatment.