“One day while flicking through the newspaper I came across an advertisement for The Amber Centre. I was curious at first but ignored it. Sometime later I saw the same advertisement and thought maybe this is for me.
Having spent 36 years of my life suffering with my stomach I couldn’t lose. I’ve had all the recommended tests done several times and at several hospitals taken all the prescribed drugs and seldom got any sustained relief. Was never free of pain and bloating.
My first visit to see Alma Green at the Amber Centre revealed I had some allergies which could be helped by being careful with myself. I’ve also received supplements which will help. After only one treatment I was starting to feel better. The burning pain eased for the first time in years and the horrible bloating which dictated I wear one size clothing AM and another PM was now gone. Life is good now. Thanks to Alma I am a much happier person these days.
I would highly recommend the Amber Centre.”
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Irritable bowel syndrome (also called IBS or spastic colon) is another way of saying, “Your digestive system has gone awry”. Although the symptoms can be painful and distressing, it’s not life-threatening.
Normally your intestines push food through your system in a smooth and steady manner. But sometimes they become especially sensitive. Stress, certain foods, or drugs, and hormonal changes can cause the gastrointestinal tract to contract more frequently or irregularly. Your digestive system can become allergic to something that you are eating everyday and you are just not aware of it. Other causes can include a bacterial or viral infection in your system which is affecting your digestion.
Most people with IBS have excessive gas, bloating, abdominal cramps (usually just after meals), and diarrhoea or constipation (sometimes alternating between the two). Other common symptoms include having the pain ease up after a bowel movement or passing gas, feeling like you haven’t finished a bowel movement even when you have, heartburn, and whitish or yellowish streaks (mucus) in bowel movements.
Unfortunately, IBS symptoms can last for months or longer, and some people continue to have flare-ups throughout their lives.
About 10 to 20 percent of adults (three-quarters of them women) complain about symptoms.
Experts believe, though, that many other people also have bouts but ride out the symptoms on their own. IBS often strikes during times of stress. People usually have their first flare-up in early adulthood.