Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also known as spastic colon, is a chronic disorder affecting large intestine with a group of symptoms including abdominal pain and changes in the pattern of bowel movements without any evidence of underlying damage. It affects 3 times in women than in men.
IBS causes cramping abdominal pain, on and off constipation and diarrhea. Diarrhoea can be sudden and with extreme urgency that the person loses control and also experiences bloating, nausea, headache, fatigue, depression and anxiety. If the attack of on and off constipation and diarrhoea occurs more than 3 times a month for 6 months, the condition will be IBS.
Although exact cause is unknown, stress and anxiety is seen as a triggering factor of IBS.
Ayurveda considers irritable bowel syndrome as Grahani which occurs due to the vitiation of agni (digestive fire) and vata (basic body element).
Grahani is caused by different diet and lifestyle imbalances: quality of food (extreme tastes and qualities), consuming food during indigestion, overeating, starvation, heavy food intake, certain lifestyle (stress, too much traveling, ignoring bodily urges and irregular sleeping patterns).
According to ayurveda, due to irregular diet habits, there will be hampering of digestive fire and this causes ama formation (toxins) and vitiation of vata (basic body element) which affects the intestine causing irregular intestinal functions. This makes excretion of digested and undigested food, sometimes making them dry or sometime in a liquid form thus causing Grahani roga.
Unlike other treatment procedures that jump straight to symptom management, Ayurveda plans to address the root-cause of the disease. It begins by detoxifying the body so that medicines can work better towards treating the actual root-cause of the disease. Understanding of dosha involvement and reducing stress is also important and an essential tool in ayurvedic healing of IBS.
Kooplicat Ayurveda Hospital provides all the care and concern for you and help is fast recovery through the use of adequate herbs in specific formulations, yoga and meditation for a stress free life and dietary management through customised ayurvedic diet, all of which also contribute to reduce the risk of recurrence by improving quality of health as well.