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IBS and Fatigue

Many of the people we see with IBS are suffering from Chronic Fatigue (CF) and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS). CFIDS or Chronic Fatigue is defined as a long lasting debilitating fatigue lasting for a minimum of 6 months for no obvious reason. This fatigue is not alleviated by rest and impedes a person’s ability to function normally.

CFIDS can be caused by a mixture of imbalances in each sufferer so the people we see each have their own version of the syndrome with different causes.  Most commonly CF sufferers have had a stressful episode in their life, had a flu-like illness, an infection by Epstein-Barr virus and after testing, hormonal imbalances such as adrenal fatigue and sub optimal thyroid function are often discovered.  In addition heavy metal toxicity is a common aspect and very, very often there are a number of gut issues.  All of our current CF patients experience at least some IBS symptoms and consequently we find a high percentage that have some form of imbalanced gut flora, candida and parasites present.  Food sensitivities are also very common in these people.

As optimal gut health underpins every aspect of body functioning it makes good sense for CF sufferers to consider their gut health first before beginning other types of interventions.  IBS Clinics has much experience with CFIDS and has been able to make a significant difference to the lives of CF sufferers.

Diagnostic tests

To ensure you receive the best possible treatment, at IBS Clinics we use diagnostic laboratory tests. These are recommended depending on your needs and symptoms and may include tests for food allergies and intolerance, breath tests, stool tests, tests for adrenal function, amongst others.

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What we do

IBS Clinics aims to be your partner in care. We focus on you, taking the time to understand your health concerns and anything that appears to affect your symptoms. Then – explaining everything as we go – we work with you to develop, implement and review a comprehensive treatment plan.

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Success stories and testimonials

“I have been on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and following it very strictly for 12 days and I am really happy to say that my symptoms have gone! I can’t believe it. I am feeling so much better already. I have more energy than I actually have had in ages. You are the only person in the past 10 years to be able to help me, I am so pleased that I found you.”

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