Well Irritable Bowel Syndrome is really nota disease in itself its a description of multiple symptoms that when put together are a syndromethat are often will cause symptoms in both men, women, and children. It is very commonbut thankfully life threatening in anyway. The symptoms can be varied but the most commonones would include things like bloating, distension, abdominal pain, alternating both diarrheaand constipation. These symptoms could be very concerning for patients and can reallylimit their life style but once again its really not life threatening. It's a descriptionof really the neural impulses that colon in particular is receiving and if you think ofit as almost like a fray ends of an electrical
wire there is increased amounts of impulsesthat are irritation the colon and the colon walls and the muscular track and is believedto cause spasm and often that's what creates the sensation of bloating, gas, and abdominalpain. IBS is a life long syndrome and not a life threatening syndrome and patients typicallywill have symptoms that come and go and sometimes exacerbated by types of stress or emotionalchanges. Thank you for choosing Saint Peter's.
THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED6 MILLION IBS SUFFERERS IN THE UK. IF YOU ARE CONCERNEDABOUT YOUR SYMPTOMS, IT'S IMPORTANT TO SEE YOUR GPTO CONFIRM THE DIAGNOSIS Irritable bowel syndromeaffects both men and women. It tends to affectmore women than men. It tends to affect younger womenrather than older women. But really,it's no respecter of age and sex. It can affect anybody.
We might say thatwe can all be predisposed to getting irritable bowel syndromeat certain times of our lives. Particularlystressful times of our lives. It's difficult to define exactly whatcauses of irritable bowel syndrome are because irritable bowel syndromeis a medically unexplained illness. It's an illness, if you like,without an obvious medical cause. There's no infection,no food allergy but there are factors that seemto bring irritable bowel syndrome on.
These include stress,what's happening in your life, and they include certain foods. Often when people ask me about the factors that bring onirritable bowel syndrome, I will say at it's foot and mood. That's easy to remember. The symptoms of irritable bowel syndromeinclude constipation, diarrhoea, alternating constipation and diarrhoea.
Abdominal pain,usually low down in the abdomen. Bloating, feeling of distension. Flatulence, belching even. A gurgling in the stomach. These are the cardinal symptomsof irritable bowel but many people with irritable bowelhave a lot of other symptoms. They have backache, they have a feeling that they want topass water very frequently.
They may have breathlessness,they may have headaches. They may have dizziness. So irritable bowel syndrome overlaps with a lot of othermedically unexplained illnesses. There are things you can do, of course. But they tend to be symptomatic relief. There are tablets you can takefor spasms in the bowel, for pain. There are bowel regulators you can takefor diarrhoea like Loperamide.
There are treatments for constipation,there are treatments for bloating. You can get these from your or you can get advice from your . You can find out by use of a food diary which foods are more likelyto upset you. I work for a charitythat used to be caught the IBS Network, now called the Gut Trust. And we have a website that has a very comprehensiveselfmanagement programme.
What are Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms
Hey guys, Axe here. I want to talk aboutthe many benefits of vitamin D as well as vitamin D deficiency. So many people are strugglingwith vitamin D deficiency. In fact, according to a lot of medical studies today, they'reshowing that quite possibly the top deficiency we have in America is a vitamin D deficiency,and for a lot of us there are several reasons for that. But let me talk about the symptomsof vitamin D deficiency. I'm then going to get into what's causing vitamin D deficiency,then go over the best foods, supplements and things you can do to correct this type ofissue. But first and foremost, the big thing thatcan cause or the big symptoms you might have
with a vitamin D deficiency are immune issues.If you have a weakened immune system, that could be correlated with a vitamin D deficiency.If you have candida or bacterial overgrowth, it can be caused from a vitamin D deficiency.If you struggle with let's say emotional ups and downs, like depression and anxiety, thatcan be a cause. Hormone imbalance, major cause of vitamin D deficiency. If you have troubleputting on muscle or losing weight, those are all correlated with a vitamin D deficiency.If you have weak bones or teeth, osteoporosis or osteopenia, those are warning signs youhave a vitamin D deficiency. So again, you can see there are a lot of things and I didn't even get into certain other
things like cancer and diabetes and heartdisease but those are all warning signs you could have a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is responsible for really supportinga healthy immune response, digestive health, hormone balance, and here's a key thing toremember. Vitamin D is not just a vitamin. It's also a pro hormone. So it's responsiblefor so many hormone producing reactions within your body. You've got to have vitamin D. Now here are the biggest causes of vitaminD deficiency. Number one is not getting enough sunlight. The sun should be your number onesource of vitamin D. We live in a world today
where we live inside, especially if you'rein the northern states, whether it be in Canada or northern US or northern Europe. But ifyou are not getting outside enough and not getting enough direct sunlight on your skin,that will create a vitamin D deficiency. So starting off, the majority of people are vitaminD deficient because we don't get outside enough. And the other thing can be certain chemicals,especially things that are plastic in nature, those can block vitamin D absorption. So ifyou're drinking out of plastic bottles that have something called BPA, that's bisphenolA, that can cause vitamin D deficiency and really affect the way vitamin D is absorbedand utilized and created by your liver in
your body. The other thing is toxicity. If you're exposedto toxins on a regular basis, that affects the liver. Your liver is actually responsiblefor producing and creating vitamin D within your body. So again, toxicity another majorcause of vitamin D deficiency. So if you want to start to correct vitaminD deficiency and see improvements in your immune function, in your metabolism, in yourhormones and things like your thyroid and your adrenal glands and improving your overallmood and bone strength, you've got to get more vitamin D.
Again, your number one source by far is sunlight.I recommend getting outside 20 minutes to 30 minutes every single day. Even if it'scold outside, getting a little bit of sun on your face and hands, it's so importantfor getting Vitamin D. So again, number one is get sunlight 20 to 30 minutes a day. Now, apart from that, certain foods will containsmall amounts of vitamin D. Number one source will be wild caught salmon or fish, so againgetting wild caught fish on a regular basis. Also, raw fermented milk, like a goat's milkyogurt, may have small amounts of vitamin D, as will mushrooms and eggs. But again,you're going to get very small amount in diet.