World IBS Day aims to create an opportunity to educate people about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for IBS, and to help those with the condition feel less alone.
It is estimated that 5-10% of the worldwide population suffers from IBS, and still much of this condition is misunderstood and often misdiagnosed on a global scale. World IBS Day aims to create an opportunity to educate people about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for IBS, and to help those with the condition feel less alone.
As a refresher, there are three main types of IBS:
Each type of IBS has its own unique set of symptoms, and treatments differ depending on the type.
What causes IBS?
The exact cause of IBS is not particularly understood, but there are a number of factors that may contribute to its development. These include:
Is there a cure for IBS? How do I get help?
While there is no cure for IBS at this time, there are still a number of treatment options that can help significantly impact symptom management.
At Salvo Health, our care is centered around a different approach - Whole Self Science. Created in collaboration with world-renowned experts on our Clinical Advisory Board, Whole Self Science combines diverse strategies from conventional and functional medicine to deliver lasting symptom relief through a holistic, evidence-based approach.
Whole Self Science focuses on key components of the whole you that are interconnected to your symptoms and overall well-being, including:
Mind - The interconnections between your brain and the enteric (gut) nervous system influences:
Body - The rest of your body from your genes to your hormones to factors like:
Gut - Using food as medicine can help better manage and support:
To restore balance and improve chronic symptoms, this framework addresses each part of the whole and together, adds up to a more equipped and powerful you. Using Whole Self Science, 75% of members report feeling better than when they started Salvo Health.
For more information on Whole Self Science, check out this video of our very own Dr. Max Pitman as he shares how our Salvo Health gut doctors use Whole Self Science to find and treat the root cause of your symptoms.
Living with IBS can be challenging, but there are a number of coping strategies that can help.
If you or someone you know is living with IBS, remember that there are many treatment options and coping strategies available. With the right care and support, like a Salvo Health Care Team, it is possible to manage symptoms, find relief, and lead a full & healthy life.