Published: 04/15/2013 - Updated: 11/05/2017
This is a severe abdominal pain, which is accompanied by cramping, bloating and diarrhea or constipation. It can be disabling, so that the pain forces you to stay home, near bathroom. It is a major cause of the visit to the gastroenterologist, and is twice as common in women as in men.
Why does this happen?
For a malfunction of the muscles of the colon, which expand and contract to move the stool toward the rectum. Whether movements too fast, causing diarrhea, or slow causing constipation.
Acupuncture: This traditional Chinese practice can help reduce pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome. The application of needles into specific points on the body proved to be effective in treating pain and is an excellent complement to conventional medical treatments.
Hypnotherapy: The digestive system has many connections with the brain. With hypnosis, suggestions are created to alter unconscious reactions to your body so you can feel less pain. In a recent study, hypnotherapy reduced symptoms of patients suffering from this syndrome by 49%.
Probiotics: These are beneficial bacteria to your gut, you can eat, and that help regulate the balance of intestinal flora so that control and relieve some of the symptoms, such as constipation.
Mint: In recent years, peppermint oil capsules have proved to relieve pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome. Since this active the "anti pain" channel in the colon, calming inflammation and discomfort. May employ two or peppermint capsules three times daily depending on the dosage, each time you have colic.
If in addition to choosing a natural treatment, you follow these recommendations, you'll be less likely to experience symptoms associated with this disease.
Remove food and beverage difficult to digest: Caffeine, sodas, artificial sweeteners, processed snacks like potato chips and cookies, and cruciferous vegetables, may aggravate symptoms, so we have to avoid them, especially when we have one crisis. Prefer bland foods, such as egg whites, oatmeal, vegetable soups. However, everyone is different and if you see that you cannot tolerate any foods, try to avoid, especially when you feel the symptoms.
Keep stress away: Occupations, work, setbacks and daily life is stressful for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, stress is not only a trigger, it can also make symptoms worse. Because there are so many neural connections between the brain and the gut, psychological or emotional stress, stimulates contractions of the colon, not surprisingly, many traditional techniques that relieve stress also demonstrate effectiveness in treating these symptoms. Practices like yoga, or the anti-stress massages are perfect.
Exercise: Aerobic activity helps reduce stress levels, if you practice well in a park or outside, the whole experience can help control pain and symptoms of this syndrome. A bike ride or, jogging in a park, can make the colon muscles work better and faster the air moves through the intestinal tract.
Fiber: If you suffer from constipation, a tablespoon daily of a fiber supplement mixed with water can help to overcome this problem. For diarrhea, you can use a drug called loperamide, however you should consult your doctor, especially if symptoms do not seem to improve.