IBS Specialist

Vintonne Naiden, MD, FACOG, ABIHM -  - Functional Medicine

Advancing Health & Healing LLC

Vintonne Naiden, MD, FACOG, ABIHM

Functional Medicine & Holistic and Integrative Medicine located in Tucker, GA

Irritable bowel syndrome interferes with your daily activities and threatens your quality of life. At Advancing Health & Healing LLC, Vintonne Naiden MD, FACOG knows you’re suffering from a range of symptoms like constipation, diarrhea, cramps, and abdominal pain. Men and women in Georgia can get expert comprehensive treatment for IBS by calling or clicking online for an appointment.

IBS Q & A

What is irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the large intestine that wreaks havoc on the normal function of your bowels. As many as 15% of the population worldwide suffers from IBS, making it a top reason men and women seek medical care.

IBS compromises the motility of stool and gas through your colon and affects how it absorbs fluids. This can cause spasms that cause the stool to move too slowly or run through too quickly, resulting in severe constipation or diarrhea.

What are the symptoms of IBS?

IBS is characterized by:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramps
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Excessive gas
  • Hard or soft stool
  • Frequent diarrhea or constipation
  • Bloating
  • Low back pain
  • Mucus in your stool
  • Loss of appetite
  • Distended abdomen

You may experience some or all of these symptoms. Dr. Naiden knows that IBS can be embarrassing. She works quickly to identify the cause of your IBS so she can put an end to your troubling symptoms.

What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

The cause of IBS is not precisely understood. Researchers believe there’s a connection between the way your gut and brain communicate with one another. It seems evident that men, women, and children who have IBS also have colons that are sensitive and highly reactive to specific triggers, such as:

  • Certain foods like gluten, dairy, and soy
  • Overeating
  • Caffeinated beverages
  • Stress
  • Hormonal fluctuations

Dr. Naiden works closely to understand the exact timing of your symptoms and helps pinpoint factors that may intensify your IBS.

How is IBS treated?

Dr. Naiden and the team at Advancing Health & Healing LLC use functional medicine to treat your IBS. Typically, Dr. Naiden recommends a combination of alternative therapies that address the root cause of your digestive disorder, which may include:

  • Elimination diet
  • Antifungals
  • Digestive enzymes and supplements
  • High potency probiotics
  • Certain medications for bacterial or yeast overgrowth
  • Fermented foods
  • Regular exercise

If you’re plagued with the pain and unpredictability of IBS, reach out to Dr. Naiden and her team at Advancing Health & Healing LLC to get some relief. Call the office in Tucker, Georgia to schedule a consultation or book your appointment online.