The Mystery of Your IBS

digestion ibs Nov 03, 2020

Dr. Thoma here to tell you about some of the things I'm seeing my practice lately and some misdiagnosis that's going on, one of them is with IBS.

I have a number of patients coming in, and they're having colonoscopies or they're having the endoscopies, or having all kinds of treatments to figure out exactly what's going on. And in the end, they're not having any answers.

A lot of times IBS is because of medications that you might be on, it might be bacterial overgrowth, or it might be because of food sensitivities. It takes a little closer look at those three things to see what's going on.

Lately, I found a number of individuals that are on a statin drug that's actually causing them to have IBS.

If you began to have IBS, go back and see what changed in your medications the previous month. See if there's a food that's triggering you, go back and see if maybe it's possibly anxiety or stress that's happening with the COVID virus, or with other situations that are going on with your life.

If you'll do this, it'll help you figure out what's causing your IBS much quicker than many of the treatments and clinical things that they're using in the medical world to find out what's going on.

If you want help with figuring out what's going on with your IBS, give us a call at the office. We'll be happy to go over your your exam reports and see if we can help you figure out the underlying issue.