Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Improve your health with the best IBS specialists.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic condition that impacts the large intestine. It is a functional gastrointestinal disorder, meaning it is related to problems with how the gut and brain work together, affecting the bowel’s functionality. IBS can cause significant discomfort and severely affect your quality of life.
Its causes are not clearly understood but are believed to involve a combination of muscle contractions in the intestine, abnormalities in the nervous system, severe infections, and changes in gut microbes. Symptoms vary between individuals and managing the condition often requires a personalized approach. Although challenging, IBS can be managed effectively with the right medical guidance and lifestyle adjustments.
At National Wellness Group, our IBS Specialists understand how critical managing the condition is for your overall well-being and quality of life. We are committed to not only treating your symptoms but also to identifying the root cause of the condition, helping you achieve and maintain your best health.

Symptoms of IBS

IBS can involve many symptoms. If you have IBS, you might experience a few at a time, or all of them, which can last for days, weeks, or months. Common symptoms include:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Functional dyspepsia
  • Gas
  • Mucus in stool
  • Cramping
  • Bowel urgency
  • Feeling of incomplete evacuation
  • Alternating constipation and diarrhea

How is IBS Diagnosed?

The diagnosis of IBS typically involves a combination of medical history assessment, physical examinations, and ruling out other conditions, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. There are no specific tests that definitively diagnose IBS, but experiencing abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits that have persisted for at least three months can often indicate IBS.

To exclude other conditions, we might also recommend blood tests, stool tests, and sometimes colonoscopy, especially if symptoms are severe or if you have alarming signs such as weight loss or bleeding.

How We Can Help

Managing IBS effectively can significantly improve your quality of life, reducing both physical discomfort and the stress associated with unpredictable symptoms. Our treatment is tailored to your individual symptoms and might include dietary changes, supplements, and psychological interventions. Here are some key benefits of treating IBS:
  • Reduced abdominal pain
  • More regular bowel movements
  • Decreased bloating
  • Improved overall digestive health
  • Enhanced emotional well-being

Treat Your IBS at National Wellness Group

Our team of leading health practitioners at National Wellness Group are determined to improve your health. During your first appointment, we will provide you with a comprehensive evaluation to assess your current health and discuss any symptoms you are experiencing. This gives us a deeper understanding of the issues you are facing, as well as learn more about your diet.
We will then create a customized plan to restore your overall health. Treatment will vary based on your specific needs, but typically will include a combination of:
  • Taking prebiotic and probiotic supplements
  • Learning about which foods you should avoid (such as processed carbohydrates)
  • Finding foods you like that are full of natural prebiotics and probiotics (including fermented foods, fruits and vegetables, and more)
  • Taking clinical-grade nutritional dietary supplements to improve your digestive system and gut bacteria
  • Combining functional medicine with quantum energy and quantum diagnostics, and turning them into healing energies

How Long Does It Take To Improve My IBS Symptoms?

IBS treatment does not work instantly overnight. It typically takes most people several weeks or longer to notice a significant improvement in symptoms and overall health. However, most clients do notice a difference in their health within a few days.

In my journey to address the root cause of my chronic illness, I’ve collaborated with some of the most esteemed physicians across the nation. However, it wasn’t until I met Dr. Marina Yuabova that I experienced significant progress in overcoming a 15-year-old gastrointestinal condition that greatly impacted my quality of life. Within just 9 months under her care, I witnessed remarkable improvements. Dr. Marina’s expertise truly makes her the nation’s best-kept secret in healthcare, and I wholeheartedly recommend her to my loved ones and anyone seeking effective medical guidance.

Ethan H

IBS Treatment at National Wellness Group

National Wellness Group specializes in IBS and gut health treatment, helping patients achieve peak health and optimal vitality. As a value-based clinic (rather than volume-based), we provide individualized care and natural treatments that work in harmony with your body.

IBS: Frequently Asked Questions

What dietary changes can help manage IBS symptoms?
Diet plays a crucial role in managing IBS symptoms. The following dietary changes can often help improve symptoms. Our team will help you understand which changes you should incorporate into your diet so that you can avoid any foods that might trigger symptoms.

  • Increase fiber intake: For some, increasing fiber can help with constipation. However, for others, too much fiber may exacerbate bloating and gas.
  • Low FODMAP diet: Many find relief by following a low FODMAP diet, which involves limiting foods that are high in certain fermentable carbohydrates.
  • Gluten avoidance: Some individuals with IBS might have a gluten sensitivity and therefore benefit from avoiding gluten, even if they do not have celiac disease.
  • Limiting dairy: For those who are lactose intolerant, reducing dairy can help manage bloating and diarrhea.
  • Hydration: Drinking sufficient water is important, particularly if you have constipation-predominant IBS.
  • Regular, balanced meals: Eating regular meals and avoiding large, fatty meals can help regulate digestion.
Can stress management techniques improve IBS symptoms?
Yes, stress management techniques can significantly improve IBS symptoms. Techniques such as mindfulness, yoga, and meditation help reduce stress, which is known to trigger or worsen symptoms. These practices promote relaxation and might help manage the frequency and severity of flare-ups. Our team will help guide you with incorporating these strategies into your daily life.
Why should I choose a holistic IBS specialist compared to a general doctor?

As holistic IBS specialists, we provide several advantages over a general doctor. We possess in-depth knowledge of IBS and its interconnections with diet, mental health, and overall lifestyle, enabling us to provide you with comprehensive care.

With specialized expertise in both conventional treatments and alternative therapies, we create a multifaceted treatment plan that addresses all aspects of the condition. Our team takes time to explore the root causes of your symptoms in greater detail and focuses not just on alleviating symptoms but also on improving life quality and long-term well-being.