Functional Medicine and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

See how Dr. Vaibhav Patel can help

The Nutritional Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases reports that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects roughly 10-15% of the population. However, only about half of the people who have it are actually diagnosed with this condition characterized by constipation, diarrhea, gas, and abdominal pain.

Unfortunately, those that are diagnosed are typically given some sort of medication that only treats the symptoms. That's where functional medicine is different as its goal is to identify the underlying issue. This allows for treatment at the source, helping the body to begin naturally healing itself. Vaibhav Patel , here in Goodlettsville, TN, has had a lot of success in helping patients with IBS.

A functional medicine approach is particularly effect for this common problem, as research from University of Wisconsin has defined IBS as "a multi-factorial disorder that can have emotional, physical and nutritional influences." In other words, your body is highly interconnected and sometimes you have to address many factors to effectively deal with illness or disease as a whole.

Imagine you life without suffering from IBS.  How would it be different?

Holistic Functional Medicine approache to your Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be the answer you are looking for, and Dr. Vaibhav Patel can help you improve your health. Dr Vaibhav Patel regularly holds Dinner Seminars to educate people on his approach and health in general.  If you are interested in learning more about Dr Patel's approach RSVP for his Dinner Seminar by calling his office at (615) 448-6845 or Fill out the Form below.


Nutritional Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Rakal D. (2008, July). An Integrative Approach for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome. University of Wisconsin.
Saha L. Irritable bowel syndrome: Pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and evidence-based medicine. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2014;20(2):6759-6773.