IBS Treatment - Hypnotherapy and irritable bowel syndrome;
Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. It is characterised by recurrent abdominal pain and discomfort accompanied by alterations in bowel function, diarrhoea, constipation or a combination of both, typically over months or years. If you are suffering from IBS you are by no means alone. Around one fifth of all the people in the UK suffer from IBS making it a very common complaint. IBS can develop at any age, but generally people experience their first symptoms between the ages of 15 and 40.
In some cases, people complain of symptoms that are not related to the gut. These can include lethargy, nausea, backache, urinary problems, gynaecological symptoms and joint pains. Although IBS is a problem of abnormal function and isn't life threatening, because of the severity of the symptoms, it can often cause a great deal of emotional distress to the sufferer.
Common symptoms of Irritable Bowel Disorder (IBS) may include:
A Bloated stomach.
Sharp pains felt low down in the rectum.
Belching, Nausea and vomiting.
Rumbling noises and wind.
A sensation of having to rush to the toilet.
Difficulties opening the bowels, or feeling as though they haven't emptied completely.
What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS):
The exact cause of IBS is unknown, yet virtually everyone has at sometime suffered from some alteration in bowel function. This can be when under intense stress but do bear in mind WE create stress and anxiety due to 'stressors' in life, such as before an important exam or during times of relationship difficulties. High anxiety and stress levels are always present when people suffer from IBS. However some foods such as spices, alcohol, raw fruits, coffee and even vegetables have also been linked to the onset of an IBS-related attack as has the
premenstrual cycle in females. But is their an irritable bowel cure?
How do we treat IBS?
Medical treatment of IBS is restricted to treating the symptoms rather than finding the cause. This can mean using medication to relieve symptoms or acting on advice to avoid certain trigger foods in order to help the colon relax and thereby reducing bowel pressure.
At the Yorkshire Hypnotherapy Clinic in Huddersfield and indeed in the IAEBP, IBS treatment is different. We understand that there is a correlation between the amount of stress and anxiety a person creates and IBS. The training course THRIVE will help you understand how you yourself, is actually sustaining the problem and more often that not actually creating it!. Learn how to lower your stress and anxiety within yourself along with developing an internal ocus of control and your IBS will significantly lessen. Do all that you will be trained to do really well and it will disappear. Contact me now for a free no obligation consultation.