Inflammatory bowel disease vs irritable bowel disease
Let meintroduce you to Frank. Now, for most of the last year, Frank's digestive system, it's just not been feeling quite right. He's been having intermittent, although fairly frequent abdominal pain as well as irregular bowel movements. And at times he's not ableto have a bowel movement.
Then at other times he's beenhaving them very frequently. And he was telling a closefriend about these symptoms. And his friend said, you know, Frank, I was watching something on TV, and I heard about this condition. I'm not exactly sure,but I think it was called something like irritable bowel disease. And it sounds somewhat similarto what you're experiencing.
Perhaps you should go see a . So Frank goes to see his . And he says, you know,doc, I think I have IBD. And Frank's says, youknow, I'm sorry to hear that. Please tell me why youthink you may have IBD. And as he's relatingthese symptoms to her, she thinks to herself, youknow, I wonder if he means IBS instead of IBD.
And so his responds, Frank, you know, I'm concerned you may have a condition known as irritable bowel syndrome, which is commonly referred to as IBS. And Frank says, isn't that IBDé And his replies,that's a common mistake. Unfortunately, there aretwo different conditions with very similar acronyms.
They are irritable bowel syndrome or IBS and inflammatory bowel disease or IBD. Let's learn about the differences between IBS and IBD. So let's start on the left here with irritable bowel syndrome or as it's more commonly referred to, IBS. But what exactly is a syndromeé
To help get a better idea,let's think about a car. Now, imagine that something is just not quite right with your car. So you take it into the auto shop. And you tell the mechanic, you know, there's this rattlingsound under the hood. And the car has poor acceleration, and the check engine light is on.
Diarrhoea IBS Information Advice from Christian Jessen
14772 DiarrhoeaH: Lis Speight, Host A: Christian Jessen, Health ExpertB: Jackie Bell, a patient with personal experience of the problem H: ItÃs one of those uncomfortable and embarrassingconditions but we all suffer from it at some point. Advice on how to treat and preventdiarrhoea, coming up on Health and Wellbeing. H: Hello and welcome to the show IÃm LisSpeight. H: Now itÃs a subject that most of us donÃtwant to discuss, although 20 million Adults in the UK will have suffered from diarrhoeain the past 6 months. The most surprising
thing is that nearly 2 thirds of suffers donot treat their symptoms. H: Well IÃm joined today by health expertChristian Jessen. Welcome along Christian, and also Jackie Bell, a patient with a personalexperience of the problem. Thanks to both of you for coming in, nice to see you todayJackie. H: Now coming up on todayÃs show, confrontingthe problem; causes and who suffers, and the treatment and prevention of diarrhoea. Wewill also be tackling some of those common myths; is it better to treat diarrhoea orshould you simply let it run its courseé H: Jessen, before we start, I think itwould help to explain what exactly happens
when you suffer from diarrhoea. LetÃs takea look at this short tutorial, which shows what happens to the digestive system during a boutof diarrhoea. Could you just talk us through to what is actually happening to the gut hereéA: What you can see here is an image of your gut with poo passing through quite normally.The muscle in the wall will help the poo along at a certain rate. The reason your gut isso long is because water is absorbed from the stools. When things go wrong and not asmuch water is absorbed into the gut wall, it remains in the stool, which of course youcan imagine it makes it watery and loose, and makes it pass out rather quickly. Thisgives you all the symptoms of diarrhoea. The
muscles are working overtime and starts squeezingand pushing things through too quickly; that can give you the feeling of cramps that youget with diarrhoea as well. H: Ok so thereÃs a lot going on in thereisnÃt thereé A: Yes there is.H: what exactly causes diarrhoea in the first placeé Generally there are a lot of differentcauses arenÃt thereé A: There is a whole host of causes, but morecommonly I think, everyone always seems to think of infectious causes. The bacteria,the bugs you get on holiday, travellers diarrhoea, parasites but actually also food intoleranceis an allergies can give you diarrhoea. Stress
is probably one of the more important causesand when youÃre nervous we all know when you perform and get nervous about something.H: Yes, like just before your exams or something. A: Yes, you can start to get loose stools.We all know about the dreaded curry, spicy foods can do it, alcohol can do it. Interestingly,women just before there periods can also develop diarrhoea because of the hormonal changes.ThereÃs a whole host of different causes. H: Lots of different things going on there.Why do so many people believe that it should be left to run it course, with out treatingité A: I think there are a number of myths. Firstof all when you read about diarrhoea, you
tend to read about the more extreme casesand those awful bacterial causes salmonella, Campylobacter and Cholera and usually theyare probably best treated with Antibiotics or to be left to run its cause. Generallystress diarrhoea you do need to treat. If you like most people, working , running about,got things to so when actually, treating it is going to be the best way to get on withyour life. H: What about children, if you donÃt treata child when they have diarrhoea it could be quite dangerouséA: The most important thing with children is to make sure they are getting their fluidsup. ItÃs important with everybody, particularly
Benefits of Activated Charcoal
Hey guys, Axe here, founder of DrAxe and of natural medicine. In this tutorial I'm going to share with you the four mainbenefits of activated charcoal. Activated charcoal, I think you're going to be surprisedwhen you hear about these four benefits and how it can be used on a regular basis or inemergency situations to even save somebody's life. Now for starters, activated charcoal, theway it works is it doesn't work by absorbing toxins like some things do. It works by adsorbingtoxins. What adsorption means is that activated charcoal has many pores within it, and activatedcharcoal itself is full of negatively charged
ions, and so what that does, it works likea magnet. Imagine this, you've activated charcoal goingthrough your bloodstream or through your gut. What it does is it starts to attract positiveelements. So heavy metals and certain toxins, it actually works like a magnet and they'reattracted to it. They bind to the outside of and bind to the activated charcoal itself.So for that reason that's where you're going to get most of the benefits of activated charcoalis through its ability to adsorb toxins within the body. For that reason, number one way it's usedtoday is through water filtration. If you've
got to filter water, activated carbon or activatedcharcoal is actually used for water filtration systems. So that's one of the things you'llsee. One of the second ways it's used today isthrough cleansing your body of mold. Mold today has a positive charge versus a negativecharge of activated carbon. So oftentimes what people will do is take the equivalentof three capsules three times a day of activated charcoal or a tablespoon three times a day,and that will bind to mold within your system and help your body excrete it. Now if you do decide to do a mold cleanseand take activated charcoal, you want to double
to triple your water intake, so typicallydrinking your weight in ounces of water a day. So if you weigh 180 pounds, you wantto drink about 180 ounces of water that day. So again drinking a lot of water down is importantbecause one of the side effects is it can cause constipation and cause you to back upif you're doing a large amount of activated charcoal or activated carbon as I'm talkingabout. So again, you do have to be careful for thatreason. But again it is amazing for cleansing your body of mold. Again, if you've ever beenin a moldy home or had a mold issue, using activated charcoal can work. But again it'snot something for that reason or in general
you want to use long term. Just for that shortperiod of time. The number three thing that you can use activatedcharcoal or activated carbon for is for general detoxification. As I mentioned earlier, itadsorbs the toxins. If you've been exposed to heavy metals, such as mercury or lead,it can be used that way. One of the things I've had many of my patientsdo in the past is I've worked with patients who've worked with mercury safe dentists andthey've gone and had their amalgam and silver fillings removed. Well, on that day I actuallyhave them do large doses of probiotics along with activated charcoal to make sure if anyof those vapors would somehow get in their
system, activated charcoal is there alongwith the probiotics to help bind to it and help eliminate it from their system. So again,for that reason through toxic adsorbtion is a great way that you can use it again justfor a short period of time, maybe a period of three days, one to three days using activatedcharcoal for that reason. And last but not least, according to a medicalstudy, activated charcoal is even more effective at helping your body eliminate things likealcohol poisoning and saving someone's life than pumping somebody's stomach. So again,if you or someone you know ever swallows a poison or toxin, whether that be alcohol orsomething else, activated charcoal is something