Let me say this before we get started. The only real important issue regarding any IBD is the mucosal lining that sits upon and protects the tender skin inside your gastrointestinal tract. To discuss anything else is superfluous. Nothing else matters. Either you have it or you don’t. If you don’t then you are guaranteed to have lots of gastrointestinal problems.
This is email that I received from one of my patients in Hawaii. They are always spot on. There is a lot of of good stuff here with some great insights and I always look forward to hearing from them.
To: Dr.Albert Snow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is a quick summary of the things I need to consider when assessing and treating all IBD’s. This is the 1st step in my method of assessment and treatment. See where you fit on.
IBS-Diarrhea: Loose stools sometimes accompanied by urgency. This is caused by inflammation of the bowel and is the body’s response to protect you by releasing water into the bowel to dilute your stomach acids and to move the matter out quickly.
Looking for an IBS treatment? A remedy for colitis? Tired of constant diarrhea or constipation and all of the gastro-intestinal problems that come with IBD? Join the club. There are 10’s of 1000’s of you out there who have tried everything that their gastroenterologist has prescribed. As if the only option is drugs or surgery.
You know that arthritic joint pain you have? It could be directly related to your IBD. A high percentage of people with conditions like IBS and colitis also suffer from other pain syndromes. This can also include chronic headaches. The reason is that every nerve in your body is connected to a nerve that runs through your colon.