As an irritable bowel syndrome specialist in Tulsa, Dr. Washatka has helped countless IBS sufferers deal with the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Through a unique approach that couples functional and holistic medicine, Dr. Washatka seeks to treat not only the symptoms but also the underlying cause of irritable bowel syndrome.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a disorder that causes chronic stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. It affects the large intestine or bowel. The causes are unknown but there are several theories as to what causes it.
Some researchers believe that an overgrowth of bacteria in the small bowel may cause IBS as well as problems with the way the muscles of the bowel contract.
Some scientists believe that IBS is caused by low-grade inflammation in the bowel. Many people with IBS report having an intolerance to certain foods or drinks, although there is little clear evidence that this is helping to cause it. Rather, many people find that they are sensitive to certain foods and must avoid them to reduce their symptoms.
Working with an irritable bowel syndrome specialist in Tulsa can provide you with several benefits. They include:
The best course of action for you may vary according to the severity and frequency of your symptoms, other conditions that may be complicating your irritable bowel syndrome, and any medications or supplements you are taking currently.
By treating the root cause of the problem along with relieving your symptoms, you can get relief from irritable bowel syndrome symptoms.
While each case of irritable bowel syndrome varies, some of the most common IBS symptoms include:
These symptoms may be intermittent, constant, or they may wax and wane over time. Some sufferers report having constipation indicative of irritable bowel syndrome while others report diarrhea. Still others report alternating diarrhea and constipation.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of IBS and would like to find out what is causing your irritable bowel syndrome and how you can get relief, call Dr. Washatka.
She is a recognized authority on functional medicine and a trusted irritable bowel syndrome specialist Tulsa trusts. Contact us today to learn more about how an irritable bowel specialist Tulsa can benefit you!