Meyer Clinic: feel better, look better

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) | Meyer Clinic

Gut Ecology

IBS is a chronic condition that needs to be managed as left untreated it can significantly impair a person’s quality of life. It is characterised by abdominal pain, cramping, bloating and or discomfort associated with a change in bowel movements (diarrhea, constipation or both).

Treatment for IBS

Some people can control their symptoms by managing diet, lifestyle and stress. More severe symptoms can be treated with medication.

At Meyer Clinic, we are interested in prevention of such conditions.

In the case of IBS, we would recommend faecal analysis as a way of evaluating any invasive alterations to the health of the gut. This allows for precise identification of harmful bacteria, fungi or parasites that can be a cause of IBS.

Successful treatment of IBS patients with probiotics has been demonstrated in many cases at Meyer Clinic. A targeted approach for treatment is now achievable due to the availability of a comprehensive analysis of a person’s gut ecology system.

Specialist Stool Testing

Our medical and nutrition team may recommend a GI Effects stool test if you are suffering with IBS. The test looks at overall digestion and absorption of food, inflammation markers as well as giving a full breakdown of your unique gut microbiota as well as identifying overall bacterial levels. It can also test for the presence of any parasites, pathogenic bacteria, amoebas, protozoa, candida and yeasts.

Cyrex™ Testing

This gold-standard testing can be extremely helpful in accurately pinpointing food triggers that could be exacerbating symptoms of IBS. Cyrex™ offers multi-tissue antibody testing for the early detection and monitoring of today’s complex autoimmune conditions. Tests can be used in isolation or can be combined to offer a more comprehensive look at your health. Our expert team can advise on appropriate testing.

Nutritional Therapy

Arguably one of the best ways to control IBS is through diet. People living with IBS need to understand if certain foods trigger or exacerbate symptoms. Our nutritionists are trained in helping patients manage the FODMAP diet if necessary to help reduce their symptoms and identify the underlying cause of their IBS. Working with a professional such as our Nutritional Therapist Dominique Ludwig when being treated for IBS can help you to make effective changes to your diet in order to improve your quality of life.

Book an appointment