HOW IS FUNCTIONAL BOWEL DISORDER TREATED?
Any specific conditions which are diagnosed (e.g. reflux, hiatus hernia, gallstones) can be treated appropriately and this may then reduce the background level of functional bowel symptoms.
The management of functional bowel disorder itself usually involves a multi-disciplinary approach involving dieticians, gastro-enterologists and possibly specialists across other fields. South West Reflux work closely with a team of experts who can offer different insights into this holistic nature of care.
Our patients say . . .
I have no acid reflux problems and it has made such a difference for my lifestyle. Thank you very, very much for all that you have done for me.
After nearly four years of pain and sickness every time I ate or drank, I can now do both normally without any sign of pain or sickness at all. It has made a tremendous difference to my life.
Thank you so much for giving me back the enjoyment of eating and drinking everything again. For so long my acid reflux has dominated my life, making it rather miserable at times but since my operation I am one hundred per cent better and can’t believe the difference it has made, it’s just wonderful.
My husband and I would like to thank you for all you effort curing my hernia problem … my breathing is much improved. I look forward to a much better quality of life.
Thank you so very much. Not to be refluxing, having a sore throat and cough and to be able to sleep lying down is wonderful and has given me back a normal life.
I would like to thank you so much for your help skill and expertise in dong this [abdominal wall hernia repair] and giving me my life back.
Many thanks for all your care, kindness and attention during my recent gallbladder problems.
I cannot thank you enough for your great care through my surgery. Great to be able to eat normally.
I appreciated the kindly and sensitive way you receive me and conducted the consultation.
Thank you very much for operating on me. I am now relishing in the consumption of double cream, pate, cheese and butter a thoroughly enjoying putting my weight back on!
Whilst it is difficult to completely cure functional bowel disorder, it is certainly possible to improve the symptoms and the detrimental impact they have on quality of life. Factors which give rise to functional symptoms vary tremendously from individual to individual. Detailed, person-specific information gives us the objective evidence to start the process of optimising management of your condition.