Digestive problems can present in many different ways and each have their own unique presentation.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
The most common “diagnosis” of digestive complaints is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS can be very uncomfortable, disrupt your quality of life and affect your day-to-day functioning.
Symptoms can range include chronic bloating, abdominal discomfort, flatus, belching, diarrhea and constipation. IBS can present with a combination of some or all of these symptoms.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
On the other spectrum, there are the more serious bowel disorders grouped as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
IBD includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Either of these can have very severe effects on the body and often require prescription medication or even surgery. Naturopathic treatment can work on its own or alongside conventional treatments (depending on the severity of the condition) to identify triggers, improve symptoms and prevent relapses.