Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Condition Description

A condition characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort, gas, belching, bloating, distention, constipation, diarrhea or constipation alternating with diarrhea. To the individual, there appears to be no apparent cause.

Common Symptoms

  • Recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort that may be relieved with bowel movement
  • Gas, belching, or bloating
  • Abdominal distention
  • Diarrhea or constipation alternating with diarrhea

Underlying Causes

  • Yeast overgrowth
  • Food allergies
  • Hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid)
  • Deficiency of digestive enzymes
  • Bacterial and/or parasitic infections

Traditional Approach

  • Treatment is primarily symptomatic
  • Laxatives for constipation and anti-diarrheals for diarrhea
  • For alternating constipation and diarrhea, laxatives during the constipation phase and loperamide during the diarrhea phase
  • Antispasmodics like dicyclomine or hyoscyamine for patients with abdominal pain or bloating

EHAC Approach

  • Test for and treat yeast overgrowth
  • Test for and treat any food allergies (including hidden food allergies)
  • Review patient history and if hypochlorhydria is suspected, treat it empirically
  • Review patient history and if history is suggestive of deficiency in digestive enzymes treat it empirically
  • Test for and treat any bacterial and/or parasitic infections

Success Stories

 

Condition Treated:

Depression

Symptoms:

Digestive Problems, Depression, Irritable Bowel (IBS), Diarrhea, Stomach Cramping, Vaginal Discharge, Tired

Initials:

L.B.

Age:

32

Story:

When I came to Dr. Sultan’s office, I was on Tenormin for rapid heart rate, Celexa for depression, Lotronex for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I couldn’t eat anything without having diarrhea and stomach cramping. I had vaginal discharge. I was tired all the time. I even didn’t want to get out of bed sometimes. With two small children, I didn’t have the energy or patients to play with them. I was very irritable and would fly off the handle a lot. My husband even said my mood swings were bad. Today, after 4 months of testing and taking Nystatin, magnesium and thyroid medication, I am 90% better. Dr. Sultan found a low mag level, thyroid levels off, and allergies to yeast, dust, molds, etc. I am so happy today. My energy level is high and I am able to play and enjoy my children. I have started to work on my master’s degree too! I am off the Tenormin, Lotronex, and Celexa! Thank God for Dr. Sultan and staff. I feel great!

 

Condition Treated:

PMS, Irritable Bowel (IBS)

Initials:

P.M

Date:

11/02/96

Story:

I came to Allergy Treatment Center at the insistence of my husband who was being treated by Dr. Sultan. I was skeptical that an allergy doctor could help me. The method of treatment for my problems a simple common-sense one. A change in diet and an evaluation of my symptoms to find the cause of my problems, not just drugs to take and take and take. I'm convinced after only a few months that this is the right treatment for me. I'm in control of my body, my emotions -- my life!

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

people do not realize that scope of allergy is far beyond coughing, wheezing, sneezing and itching. Any body organ can be involved. IBS is a classic example where allergy plays an important role including more serious digestive problems like ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, recurrent peptic ulcer and common digestive complaints like gas, belching, bloating, abdominal pain and constipation.

 

Condition Treated:

Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhea

Initials:

E. S.

Date:

12/06/05

Story:

I came in thinking I had IBS and feeling like there was no way I would ever feel better I learned I had Candida and vitamin deficiencies. Now a few months later, with diet and supplements, I feel like I am alive again. I am no longer a slave to my pain. Thank you so much, Doctor Sultan and Staff, for fall your help and hard work.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Weight Loss, Severe Fatigue, Severe Abdominal Pain, IBS & Irritability

Initials:

K. F.

Date:

09/25/06

Story:

When I first came to Dr. Sultan, I was severely allergic / sensitive to almost all foods. My immune system was in a hyper-reactive state and I was eating only 5 different vegetables and nothing else, because if I did I would become extremely uncomfortable and fatigued and with 2 young boys, I could not afford that. So by the time I visited Dr. Sultan on June 5, 2006, I weighed 81 lbs (my normal weight is 110-115, I'm very petite) and I literally could not climb a flight or 14 stairs because I was so fatigued and malnourished. I also had bad acne, yeast infections, extreme mood swings, and irritability, and my menstrual cycle had ceased. I was in very rough shape and fearing for my life. Dr. Sultan immediately administered nutritional and amino acid IV's (10 of each) recognized that I was suffering from adrenal insufficiency and prescribed Cortef (20 mg p/day). I tested positive for yeast/molds and was put on extract shots (1 per week) and had me tested and diagnosed osteoporosis and osteopenia, which shocked me because I had danced for 20 years until I was about 26 years old (I'm now 36). He began supplementing calcium, magnesium, copper, potassium, and iron for my anemia. It is now September 23, 2006 (almost 4 months since 1st visit) and I have significantly improved! I now weigh 106.8 lbs (over 25 lbs more!) and my energy has increased dramatically! I am able to tolerate many foods now, my skin has cleared and I have a healthy glow about me! When I began, I looked like a "walking ghost". I exercise regularly, walk a lot, and have no problem climbing several flights of stairs. In fact, I plan to begin dance classes next week. I also have much better control over my moods now that I know to eat more frequently (diagnosed with hypoglycemia) and my menstrual cycle vegan again. On September 5th, I never thought I would be happy about menstruating, but I'm glad it happened, with very slight PMS symptoms. And no more abdominal pain! Needless to say, I no longer fear for my life. I feel as though Dr. Sultan has brought me back from the dead, and I am very grateful for his help! I had been to over 21 doctors prior to Dr. Sultan, and was very distressed at how little they knew about my condition (IBS) and nutrition. Dr. Sultan is the first doctor that I feel safe with, that I am in good hands. I cannot express adequately how grateful I am, I've been given my life back! Dr. Sultan still plans to treat my thyroid and my osteoporosis that will take time to improve, but I know it will! Anyone who is skeptical or uncertain about his practice should look no further! He will most certainly put you on the path to good health, as long as you are willing to make the necessary adjustment. And isn't good health what you want? To get your life back? What do you have to lose? I've gained tremendously!

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

Many people not only suffer but die from lack of appreciation of role of environmental and nutritional factors. How sad! We should never, never, give-up and explore these factors in chronic illness. See how rewarding it can be!

 

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