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IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS): a chronic functional disorder of the colon that is of unknown etiology but is commonly considered to be of psychosomatic origin and that is characterized by the secretion and passage of large amounts of mucus, by constipation alternating with diarrhea, and by cramping abdominal pain -- also called irritable colon, irritable colon syndrome, mucous colitis, spastic colon.
According to the Merck Manual, IBS may be precipitated, aggravated, or heightened by emotional factors, diet, drugs, or hormones.  Some patients have anxiety disorders, particularly panic disorder; major depressive disorder; and somatization disorder.  However, stress and emotional conflict do not always coincide with symptom onset and recurrence.  Irritable bowel syndrome accounts for 20% to 50% of all GI complaints in private and institutional care facilities.  Women outnumber men 2:1, and whites outnumber nonwhites.  The preponderance of women with this diagnosis may reflect their greater tendency to seek health care rather than the actual incidence.  In 50% of patients, symptoms begin before age 35, and 40% of patients are 35 to 50 years of age.  Neither the incidence nor prevalence in the elderly has been well defined.  Geriatric patients with this condition usually have a long history of bowel dysfunction, often beginning in childhood.
Features of IBS are pain relieved by defecation, an alternating pattern of bowel habits, abdominal distention, mucus in the stool, and sensation of incomplete evacuation after defecation.  The more symptoms that are present, the likelier that the patient has IBS.  Patients with IBS may also have extraintestinal symptoms (eg, fibromyalgia, headaches, dyspareunia, TMJ syndrome).
IBS is either:
1. constipation-predominant -  constipation is common, but bowel habits vary.  Most patients have pain over at least one area of the colon.  Stool often contains clear or white mucus.  The pain is either colicky, coming in bouts, or a continuous dull ache; it may be relieved by a bowel movement.  Eating commonly triggers symptoms.  Bloating, flatulence, nausea, dyspepsia, and pyrosis can also occur.
2. diarrhea-predominant - is characterized by precipitous diarrhea that occurs on rising or during or immediately after eating.  Nocturnal diarrhea is unusual.  Pain, bloating, and rectal urgency are common, and incontinence may occur.  Painless diarrhea is not typical and should lead the physician to consider other diagnostic possibilities (eg, malabsorption, osmotic diarrhea).
TREATMENT: reduction in stress, proper diet, antispasmodic drugs, antidepressants.
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INDICATIONS: For temporary relief of allergies caused by dairy products, foods, tobacco, wheat, bowel disorders including celiac disease, colitis, poor digestion, back and neck pain and asthma. INDICATIONS: For temporary relief of symptoms related to menadione sensitivity including colitis, diarrhea, gas, abdominal cramps, rash, headache, varicose veins and arthritis. Menadione is related to Vitamin K production. INDICATIONS: For temporary relief of sensitivity to wool, including gas, bloating, headache, insomnia, gastrointestinal distress and depression. If patient is positive to pyrrole, check gallic acid, norepinephrine, and menadione.
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INDICATIONS: For temporary relief of symptoms related to tryptophan sensitivity including sleep disorders, bloating, colitis, poor digestion, celiac disease, flatulence, gastritis, constipation, digestive malabsorption, food sensitivities, sleep disorder Disodium Phosphate is used for short-term support of the bowel. Intestinal Movement Formula | 120 Capsules | HealthForce Nutritionals
For temporary relief of symptoms related to tryptophan sensitivity including sleep issues, bloating, poor digestion, flatulence, constipation, and food sensitivities.
Disodium Phosphate is used for short-term support of the bowel.

  • Supports healthy elimination
  • Promotes intestinal motility*
Suggested Use: Three capsules taken with 8 ounces of water, or as directed.
Effective, Gentle, and Balanced — Not habit forming!

A sluggish bowel breeds toxicity that can adversely affect the health of the entire body. Regular bowel movements and a clean colon are the foundation for better health. This superior formulation (highly effective, yet gentle) was designed to produce maximum colon cleansing and proper movement with little or no discomfort. The supportive herbal components in this formula also support digestion, the immune system, blood sugar balance, and reduction of harmful microbes.*
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Part of the HealthForce Healing Cleanse™

The colon is one of our main detoxification routes. A sluggish bowel breeds toxicity that can adversely affect the health of the entire body. Regular bowel movements and a clean colon are foundational to better health. Even an apparently non-sluggish bowel that is full of anything other than largely whole plant foods (Vegan) with their fiber intact can be a significant source of poor health (fresh, raw juices and purified, structured water are obvious exceptions and highly encouraged). This superior formulation has been designed to draw in and absorb poisons from the bowel (it "sucks" big time), allowing you to eliminate them and not re-absorb these poisons (an extremely common, everyday occurrence for most) — essential to take during a fast to avoid auto-intoxication. It also adds fibrous bulk (without psyllium that can irritate and bloat). Nourishes, soothes, and lubricates the intestines as it moves through.
Nutritionally Supports Radiation Protection With Kelp and Zeolite
Part of the HealthForce Healing Cleanse™

The colon is one of our main detoxification routes. A sluggish bowel breeds toxicity that can adversely affect the health of the entire body. Regular bowel movements and a clean colon are foundational to better health. Even an apparently non-sluggish bowel that is full of anything other than largely whole plant foods (Vegan) with their fiber intact can be a significant source of poor health (fresh, raw juices and purified, structured water are obvious exceptions and highly encouraged). This superior formulation has been designed to draw in and absorb poisons from the bowel (it "sucks" big time), allowing you to eliminate them and not re-absorb these poisons (an extremely common, everyday occurrence for most) — essential to take during a fast to avoid auto-intoxication. It also adds fibrous bulk (without psyllium that can irritate and bloat). Nourishes, soothes, and lubricates the intestines as it moves through.
   
 
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