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The F.I.S.H. Plan for Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Dr Michael C Matthews, MB, BS - Shared Care Web Publications

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Copyright Dr Michael C Matthews 2008

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Section 1:-

Section 2:- What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Section 3:- What can I do about it?:-

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General Measures

Warning! This e-advice is not intended to be a do-it-yourself diagnostic kit. All abdominal pains should be taken seriously and should be properly diagnosed by a doctor who can take an accurate history and examine you. The use of the recommendations in this e-advice comes very firmly after the correct diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome has been made. The contents of the e-advice deal with the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome by complementary methods. The explanations given are intended to inform, empower and allow you to help yourself only after a proper diagnosis has been made.


Why the FISH plan?

FISH stands for Food Intolerance, Stress, and Heredity, the three main and interwoven causes of irritable bowel syndrome. All need to be addressed for true success. During my 27 years as a general practitioner there was a group of patients who came to see me regularly, and for whom I had little to offer. These were the patients who suffered from irritable bowel syndrome. They ranged from the women who would have an exacerbation of their abdominal pains and bowel upsets in the days approaching their menstrual periods to the stressed out businessmen who would regularly have a most unpleasant kind of attack before an important meeting.

The symptoms that they suffered varied from a little nausea and slight abdominal pain for a few hours to vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation with a griping abdominal pain that could last a few days.

Many of them, especially those with the more mild symptoms gave up on me and simply bought over-the-counter drugs from their chemists. This means that British doctors, even those of us in general practice, do not know the full extent of the difficulties that irritable bowel syndrome causes. The drugs that modern medicine uses will not be specifically mentioned in this e-advice except as warnings when their use might be dangerous. That is because this e-advice is designed for self help. It is based on the explanations and discussions with irritable bowel syndrome sufferers that took place during the consultations and the study days of those many years in general practice.

It will outline the three main causes of irritable bowel syndrome in nonmedical language and show ways to overcome these, reinforcing that advice with lifestyle recommendations that are well recognised to be helpful. Most importantly, it is designed to give you the tools to help yourself. In that way it will enable you and encourage you that you can do something about your irritable bowel syndrome yourself, to show you that you don't need the doctor to interfere with your body with his pills, and to put you back firmly in control of yourself.

You have nothing to lose but your irritable bowel syndrome!

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