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Treat IBS Naturally in Kansas

Functional Medicine & IBS

As a Functional Medicine Doctor in Kansas, I have treated numerous patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with a holistic-based blend of dietary modifications, lifestyle interventions, and evidence-based supplementation. Current conventional approaches for managing IBS includes polypharmacy with antispasmodics, anticholinergics, and serotonergic drugs. However, the treatment effectiveness, viability for long term use, and side effects are obvious limitations. At EvoHealth Kansas Functional Medicine we take a more personalized approach, which involves addressing the underlying causes of IBS, which are often unique to each patient.

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Overview of IBS

Before we dive into the functional medicine treatments for IBS, lets quickly overview this condition. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects the small and large intestine, causing uncomfortable digestive symptoms.

The most common symptoms of IBS include:

  1. Abdominal Pain: This is often the most significant symptom of IBS, and it can range from mild discomfort to severe cramps.
  2. Changes in Bowel Habits: IBS can cause diarrhea, constipation, or both, which can alternate.
  3. Bloating and Gas: IBS can cause a buildup of gas in the intestines, leading to bloating and discomfort.
  4. Fatigue: IBS can cause fatigue and a lack of energy.

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Root Causes of IBS

At EvoHealth Kansas Functional Medicine we take a personalized approach in the treatment of IBS. Here are some of the most common underlying causes of IBS that I’ve seen as a Functional Medicine Doctor in Kansas.

  1. Gut Dysbiosis: An imbalance of gut bacteria can cause inflammation and disrupt the digestive process, leading to IBS symptoms.
  2. Food Reactions: Certain foods can trigger IBS symptoms, such as gluten, dairy, soy, and artificial sweeteners.
  3. Leaky Gut Syndrome:  Also known as intestinal hyperpermeability is a condition where the intestinal lining becomes permeable, allowing antigens to enter the bloodstream, which can trigger an immune response and inflammation.
  4. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO): A condition where bacteria from the large intestine migrate into the small intestine, causing gas, bloating, and other IBS symptoms.
  5. Stress and Anxiety: Chronic stress, high cortisol, and anxiety can lead to IBS symptoms through the gut-brain axis, a complex network of nerves and hormones that connect the brain and the gut.
  6. Hormonal Imbalances: Changes in hormones, particularly in women during menstruation or menopause, can provoke IBS symptoms.

By identifying and addressing the root causes of IBS, we can develop a personalized treatment protocol that addresses the unique needs of each patient.

Holistic IBS Treatment in Kansas

EvoHealth offers comprehensive functional medicine services in Overland Park, Kansas City, Wichita, Topeka, Lawrence, and throughout the entire state of Kansas.  Functional Medicine treatment protocols for Irritable Bowel Syndrome at EvoHealth Kansas Functional Medicine are always personalized to the patients individuals needs but often include:

-Comprehensive Medical History (60/90 minutes)

-Stool Analysis (Doctors Data/Genova)

-Dietary Modifications (Elimination Diet/LOW FODMAP)

-Lifestyle Interventions (Stress Management/Sleep Optimization/Therapeutics Exercises)

-Supplementation (Medical Grade Probiotics/Immunoglobulins/Prebiotics/Antimicrobials)



 Kansas Functional Medicine

At EvoHealth Kansas Functional Medicine we offer cost effective Functional Medicine care in order to make this type of healthcare more accessible. Most Functional Medicine clinics can charge upwards of 2,000 dollars for a care plan which often doesn’t include additional costs for supplements, medications and functional lab testing. EvoHealth Kansas Functional Medicine wants to change the current Functional Medicine landscape by offering evidence-informed and affordable Functional Medicine care. 

If you’re wanting to take a root cause approach to your health and achieve optimal wellness schedule your Free Functional Medicine Consultation with EvoHealth Kansas Functional Medicine today! (785) 448 8796 



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