IBS is a “syndrome” that contains many symptoms. Western medicine does not consider it as “illness” and copes with it poorly.
IBS patients find it as bad news. They do want to find a solution to their problem and search for a way to deal with it. Often searching: “What triggers IBS”. So in this post, we aim to present possible causes for IBS.
Once patients know what triggers IBS in their bodies, they can cope with it in various ways.
The digestive system is a complex system in which many reactions occur. The food grains in the mouse, mixed with mucus to start digestion. Pushed into a chemical bath (“stomach”) where it is immersed in strong acid. Agitated in the stomach using muscles to be exposed evenly to the acid. After more than 30 minutes, it is saturated using baking soda and passed to a small tube (thin intestine) where the food ingredients are absorbed into the bloodstream.
The decomposed food transverse among the thin intestines by expanding/shrinking of muscles around the intestines. It travels into the large intestine where large bacteria populations eat the food remains and produce some vitamins for the body. The bacteria is known to be able to interact with our brain asking him to “feed us”.
In such a complex system, many things can occur and create IBS symptoms. Lucky us, the digestive system is a dynamic system where things are in motion. So, IBS may be expelled out through the toilet.
What can trigger IBS?
ParasitesSmall animals like worms can live in our intestines and harm them. Sometimes they can hide well.
Sometimes a person can live with parasites in his gut without being aware that he is hosting parasites.
Candida is a fungus that lives in us. In certain situations, it can grow and cause havoc in our bodies. When testing for parasites, one should take a test for candida too.
Improper foodSome foods are harmful to our body – triggering IBS. Dairy products are one immediate suspect. Some people have sensitivity to gluten (it is not full celiac). Some people lack digestive enzymes (like lactase). This leads to poor digestive processes in the small intestines, leaving food for bacteria that can grow there. (SIBO).
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (“SIBO”)A condition where a large population of bacteria lives in our small intestines. They eat our food and emit gases. The gases put pressure on the small intestines:
- Push unwanted food particles into the bloodstream.
- Prevent normal food flow along the small intestines.
- Cause pain.
The bacteria population can grow because of improper food, or mechanical valve problems allowing food with bacteria from the large intestines to transverse back into the small intestines.
Nerve problem preventing muscle movementThe intestines are packed with many nerve cells – making it the “second brain”. The nerves operate the muscles that push the food down. Nerve problems can result in muscle in operation. Which can keep the food in one place. Causing constipation. The body tries to expel the food somehow, by immersing it in water – causing diarrhea.
The nerves react to hormones and mood. So, Neurologic / Psychiatric / Psychology treatment might be helpful if this is the root cause.
Improper Bacteria floraSometimes, after severe food poisoning that carries bad bacteria into our gut, the bad bacteria manage to live and push other bacteria aside.
Sometimes, after strong antibiotic treatment, the normal bacteria population is eradicated, leaving the person with a strong ‘antibiotics resistant’ germ population.
Bad bacteria living inside us can cause us harm. From physical damages to bad moods and pain.