irritable bowel syndrome

How Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Nutritional Deficiencies are linked

If you or a loved one suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you may not be aware of a major problem that IBS contributes to…nutritional deficiencies.

I am surprised at the number of patients that think their diagnosis of IBS is just something that is normal for them. Whether they suffer from constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, etc., what they are usually shocked to find out is their body is not getting the nutrients it needs to be healthy.

Your body and good health are like a car with each part dependent on the other to function as intended. Try driving your car without the tires. Or put the tires back on but remove the steering wheel. Just doesn’t function as intended.

When one part of your body is not working (Or missing because of surgery. Yikes!), then other parts are affected and cannot do their job as well, if at all. One of the problems that can arise from IBS is immune problems. Why? Because the immune system is very dependent on antioxidants like Vitamin C, glutathione, Vitamin E, as well as amino acids. That’s right, IBS can contribute to immune system problems because your body cannot properly absorb and assimilate the nutrition you are putting into your mouth.

Because of your body’s compromised digestion, we can see other symptoms or “diseases” develop like anemia, hair loss, weight loss, eczema, neurological problems, and the list goes on. Typically, a traditional doctor will then need to diagnose you with separate conditions (diseases) that are independent of each other, when in actuality they are completely related.

So what is the solution to IBS, which leads to nutritional deficiencies, then immune system compromise, and then a continuing downward spiral? Make up your mind that this can be reversed. Take action and schedule a consult with Dr. Sayed Shah. Get testing done to see exactly what is going on in your digestive system. You can do it and we will help guide you every step of the way…hand in hand!