Irritable bowel syndrome (or IBS) is uncomfortable and sometimes painful, affecting at least 20% of people worldwide. This exceedingly common digestive disorder can be managed through the help of Dr. Dan Wool, NMD, through naturopathic treatment.
Why Choose Naturopathy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
Irritable bowel syndrome can be incredibly inconvenient. Whether diarrhea type (IBS-D) or constipation type (IBS-C), or mixed type (IBS-M), it’s a condition frequently diagnosed when the cause is uncertain, also known as a “disease of exclusion.”
When diagnosed, many traditional doctors often preach stress reduction, recommend dietary aids, or prescribe unnecessary medications that only provide temporary symptom relief and fail to address the root cause. This medical “standard of care” often leaves patients unsuccessful in their attempt to treat IBS. As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Wool knows that IBS treatment is successful when the digestive system is looked at more closely with a person’s microbiome, comprehensive medical history, and lifestyle habits – and with sufficient depth. With Dr. Wool, IBS is a mysterious lifelong diagnosis but a solvable condition that benefits from a holistic approach, proper testing, and natural solutions.
Naturopathic treatments can help address the causes of irritable bowel syndrome by supplementing the actual needs of the digestive system. Dr. Wool can recommend numerous treatments to heal the gut lining and replete healthy bacteria into the intestinal tract, balancing out your digestive immunity and reducing your symptoms.
Dr. Wool’s Gut Repair Plan for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Dr. Wool uses naturopathic principles and treatments to tackle underlying issues responsible for your current symptoms. As a natural gut health doctor, Dr. Wool’s gut repair plan addresses irritable bowel syndrome through the following steps:
- IBS Assessment: When meeting with Dr. Wool, he will perform a thorough 90-minute intake and exam to assess your current IBS symptoms, medical history, history of infections, and other factors that play into your condition.
- Testing for IBS Causes: Dr. Wool will order various gastrointestinal specialty tests to uncover underlying issues. Dr. Wool may run food sensitivity, stool, neurotransmitter, and SIBO testing and check your blood for a range of biomarkers that indicate sensitivities affecting your IBS. He will also provide referrals if necessary.
- Review Test Results: After receiving the test results, Dr. Wool will provide a comprehensive review of his findings, made easy for you to understand and proactively participate in.
- Treatment for IBS: Throughout your recommended treatment plan, Dr. Wool can prescribe a personalized combination of treatments to control your IBS symptoms long-term. Depending on the cause of your IBS, he can provide herbal medications, colon hydrotherapy, probiotics, and other effective solutions to treat the condition.
If you struggle with lingering gut problems associated with IBS, call Dr. Dan Wool or schedule an online appointment.