How Do I Get Rid Of IBS?

What Causes IBS and How Do I Get Rid OF IBS?

What Causes IBS and How Do I Get Rid OF IBS?

I recently met with a patient named Suzanne who came to Foundations Medical Center after being told that she had acid reflux and IBS.

Suzanne was placed on a prescription medication, For Suzanne, this medicine seemed to worsen her GI distress instead of alleviating it. Frustrated of the effects of this medicine, Suzanne came to me for help.  After a few months of working with Suzanne, I discovered the cause of Suzanne’s gastrointestinal symptoms was food sensitivities, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and anxiety.  Here at Foundations Medical Center, in contrast to the conventional care that she previously received, Suzanne was weaned off of the acid blocking medication. She was placed on pharmaceutical grade supplements and a personal nutrition plan. Over a matter of months, she achieved complete resolution of her gastrointestinal symptoms.

We see patients every day with some kind of gastrointestinal disturbance.  Many of these people have already been evaluated by their primary care doctor and specialists.

Patients are often frustrated because they have been diagnosed with a “functional gastrointestinal disorder” like Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. This means no actual cause could be found for their symptoms. They are sent off with palliative medication to control symptoms without addressing the root cause. . 

Here at Foundations Medical Center, we specialize in gut health.

If this is something you’re struggling with, contact Foundations Medical Center to learn more.

How Do You Know if You Have IBS?

Diagnosing someone with IBS can be a problem. The problem is that once this diagnosis is given, the search for the cause of the symptoms just ends. That sadly becomes the conclusion of treatment for most doctors. It shouldn’t end there.

One of the main differences at Foundations Medical Center is that we look at the root cause of problems and then work to address them.

The causes of symptoms can be a number of underlying issues. These include yeast or candida overgrowth, fructose malabsorption, food sensitivities, parasite infections, gut-brain axis disturbances, hormonal imbalances, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.  If we don’t consider these as options and start searching for answers, our patients could stay on symptom-managing medications forever. If the digestive system is not functioning properly, then all other systems in the body can be harmed. That includes the mind and brain, immune system, hormones, nerves, muscles, bones, etc.  

Want to change your diet? Not sure how? Foundations Medical Center offers personalized plans to help our patients figure out the best nutrition plan for them. 

At your New Patient consultation with Dr. Kyle Chavers, your initial visit will consist of a  90-minute consultation in order for Dr. Chavers to get to know you. This will allow ample time  for Dr. Chavers to ask in depth questions. This consultation visit will lead you in a direction toward discovery.  At the end of the initial visit, Dr. Chavers may choose to do testing on blood, saliva, or stool that can also aid in the investigation.  Depending on patient preference and the specific situation, Dr. Chavers may start the patient on treatment at the initial visit without the usage of testing.

For more information or to schedule your New Patient consultation contact our office at 850.660.6701

 

 

Amanda Chavers