Diagnosis Quick Reference Page

This page is a quick reference and should not replace in-depth medical advice, should not be used to treat or diagnose medical condition

What Is IBS?
Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition of the large intestine that can wreak havoc on the entire gastrointestinal tract, causing issues ranging from nausea to diarrhea.

IBS can occur out of the blue because you cannot always pinpoint one specific cause. However, some causes include:

  • Irregular intestinal contractions that eliminate waste from the body.
  • A poorly functioning nervous system.
  • Infection that changes the gut microbiome.
  • A family history of IBS.

This condition can also be exacerbated by stress and food allergies or intolerances. With many possible factors at work and various symptoms, you may have to undergo several medical tests to come to an IBS diagnosis. You’ll also want to rule out other problems such as colon cancer or celiac disease. These tests can include colonoscopy, CT scan, upper endoscopy, fecal tests, lactose intolerance tests, or an X-ray. 

Symptoms of IBS
Stomach issues that occur when you have a bowel movement. This can be cramping, bloating, or pain.

  • A change in the frequency of bowel movements or to the appearance of your stool.
  • Gas, above and beyond what you normally experience.
  • Mucus in a bowel movement.
  • Feelings of depression or anxiety.

Some people suffer more advanced symptoms of IBS. Make a doctor’s appointment immediately if you begin experiencing these issues:

  • Vomiting
  • Bleeding during bowel movements
  • Weight loss or anemia
  • Pain that doesn’t go away

If you’ve been diagnosed with IBS, your healthcare provider will discuss possible steps you can take to manage the condition and ease symptoms. These symptoms also make it nearly impossible to absorb the proper nutrients a body needs to maintain a strong immune and metabolic systems.

Lifestyle Changes

  • Diet modifications: This can include eating more foods high in fiber, eliminating trigger foods, and drinking more water. You can also try avoiding gluten or a type of carbohydrate called FODMAP (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols).
  • Improved sleep habits: Sleep boosts health in many ways, and it can also help manage IBS issues. Aim for seven to nine hours a night if possible and try to stick to regular times for sleeping and waking.
  • Stress relaxation: Stress can be an IBS trigger, but your busy life may prevent you from eliminating all stress from your life. Instead, manage stress with relaxation techniques such as meditation, tai chi, or deep breathing exercises. If the stress stems from a larger mental health condition, or if IBS makes you feel anxious or depressed, it may be worth going to a therapist for treatment.
  • Supplements: You may give your revamped dietary habits a boost with supplements that add fiber or work as a laxative. These should be used only after consulting with your doctor.

How IV Therapy Treatment Helps with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IV therapy offers many benefits as an IBS treatment:

  • Reduces queasiness (especially with anti-nausea medication added to the drip IV bag).
  • Prevents potential nutrient loss if vitamins and minerals can’t be properly absorbed by the body.
  • Acts faster than oral medications or supplements because IV fluids are infused into the bloodstream for maximum absorption.
  • Avoids stomach pain and irritation because IV fluids don’t pass through the digestive system.
  • Helps lift mood and supply energy for enhanced overall wellness.
  • Eases pain associated with constipation
  • Supplies crucial fluid replenishment if diarrhea or vomiting causes dehydration.

hydr.ate offers a variety of IV therapy packages designed for symptom relief, including IBS treatment. All our treatments can be customized with add-on’s that target your symptoms, so you get the best results. We come to your home, office, or hotel room with mobile service that puts your comfort and convenience first. Don’t let IBS control your life–incorporate IV therapy into your management plan.

GLUTATHIONE  It is hard to overstate the importance of glutathione, it plays a crucial role in shielding cellular macromolecules from endogenous and exogenous reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. While it directly quenches some free radicals, of perhaps greater importance is that it deals directly with the causes of oxidative stress such as mercury… in layman’s terms GLUTATHIONE combats free radicals in the body!

The Critical Roles of Glutathione

  1. Direct chemical neutralization of singlet oxygen, hydroxyl radicals, and superoxide radicals
  2. Cofactor for several antioxidant enzymes
  3. Regeneration of vitamins C and E
  4. Neutralization of free radicals produced by Phase I liver metabolism of chemical toxins
  5. One of approximately 7 liver Phase II reactions, which conjugate the activated intermediates produced by Phase I to make them water soluble for excretion by the kidneys
  6. Transportation of mercury out of cells and the brain
  7. Regulation of cellular proliferation and apoptosis
  8. Vital to mitochondrial function and maintenance of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)

According to the NIH – Diseases Associated with low levels of glutathione

  1. Neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Friedreich’s ataxia)
  2. Pulmonary disease (COPD, asthma, and acute respiratory distress syndrome)
  3. Immune diseases (HIV, autoimmune disease)
  4. Cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, myocardial infarction, cholesterol oxidation)
  5. Chronic age-related diseases (cataracts, macular degeneration, hearing impairment, and glaucoma)
  6. Liver disease
  7. Cystic fibrosis
  8. Aging process itself

VITAMIN D  Many of us are Vitamin D deficient due to work at home environments. Also during the cooler months we lack Vitamin D because our body’s Vitamin D production comes from being out in the sunshine without sunscreen & long sleeves.

Vitamin D is a special nutrient that helps our bodies stay healthy. It helps us absorb calcium, which is important for strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D also helps our immune system fight off infections and illnesses. It can also help keep our heart healthy and our muscles strong. Some people think that vitamin D might also help prevent certain types of cancer and diabetes.

CALCIUM METABOLISM – Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium from the gut. It helps regulate the levels of calcium and phosphate in the body, which is needed for the proper formation and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.
IMMUNE FUNCTION – Vitamin D helps regulate the immune system and may help reduce the risk of certain infections, particularly respiratory & lung support.
CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH – Some studies have suggested that vitamin D may have a protective effect on the cardiovascular system (more research is needed to confirm).
NEUROMUSCULAR FUNCTION – Vitamin D is necessary for the proper functioning of muscles, including the heart muscle.
CANCER PREVENTION – Some research suggests that vitamin D may help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, including breast, prostate, and colon cancers.
DIABETES PREVENTION – Vitamin D may help regulate blood sugar levels and may play a role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.
MENTAL HEALTH – Some research has suggested that vitamin D may be involved in the regulation of mood and may have a protective effect against depression.

 If you are unsure of your Vitamin D levels, you can test with us or consult with your physician.

Beta Carotene, Calcium, Selenium, Vitamins: A, C, D, E

Common Heart Disorders:
Calcium, Coenzyme Q10, Magnesium, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin E

History or heart Attack:
Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamins, A, B, C, E, Zinc

Heart Health:
Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Selenium, potassium, Vitamins, A, B, C, E, Zinc

High Blood Pressure:
Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium, vitamins C, E

Poor appetite:
Calcium, copper, vitamins; B-12, C, E

Beta carotene, copper, folic acid, vitamins; A, B’s, E, K, little zinc

Folic acid, vitamins; B, C, K, zinc

Vitamin B complex

B complex, B-12


Bladder infection:
Beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, Vitamins: A, B, C, E

Vitamins: B complex, C, E

Vitamins; A, C, Zinc

Folic acid, selenium, vitamin A, B complex, C, D, E

Calcium, folic acid, magnesium, selenium, ALL B vitamins, C, D, E, K

Manganese, Vitamins; A, B complex, C, D, E

Muscle Cramps:
Calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamins; B complex, B1, B3, C, D, E

Vitamins; A, B, C, E, Zinc

Vitamins, A, C, E

Common Allergies: 
Vitamins; A, B complex, C, Zinc

let’s talk immunity support

Vitamin C was found to improve components of the human immune system such as antimicrobial and natural killer cell activities, lymphocyte proliferation, chemotaxis, and delayed-type hypersensitivity. Vitamin C contributes to maintaining the redox (transfer of electrons) integrity of cells and thereby protects them against reactive oxygen species generated during the respiratory burst and in the inflammatory response. Likewise, zinc undernutrition or deficiency was shown to impair cellular mediators of innate immunity such as phagocytosis, natural killer cell activity, and the generation of oxidative burst. Therefore, both nutrients play important roles in immune function and the modulation of host resistance to infectious agents, reducing the risk, severity, and duration of infectious diseases. 

the need for magnesium

Experts say that many people in the U.S. aren’t eating enough foods with magnesium. Adults who get less than the recommended amount of magnesium are more likely to have elevated inflammation markers. Inflammation can in turn, has been associated with major health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes and certain cancers. Also, low magnesium appears to be a risk factor for osteoporosis. There’s some evidence that eating foods high in magnesium and other minerals can help prevent high blood pressure in people with prehypertension. Intravenous or injected magnesium is used to treat other conditions, such as eclampsia during pregnancy and severe asthma attacks.

Essential minerals should come first from your diet; however, we are just not getting enough these days. Myers Cocktail & Quench drip has just the right amount of magnesium to help support any deficiency and maintain overall health. To learn more about your specific vitamin/mineral deficiencies please view our health tests available.