Dr. Thoma here to tell you about some of the things I'm seeing my practice lately and some misdiagnosis that's going on, one of them is with IBS.
I have a number of patients coming in, and they're having colonoscopies or they're having the endoscopies, or having all kinds of treatments to figure out exactly what's going on. And in the end, they're not having any answers.
A lot of times IBS is because of medications that you might be on, it might be bacterial overgrowth, or it might be because of food sensitivities. It takes a little closer look at those three things to see what's going on.
Lately, I found a number of individuals that are on a statin drug that's actually causing them to have IBS.
If you began to have IBS, go back and see what changed in your medications the previous month. See if there's a food that's triggering you, go back and see if maybe it's possibly anxiety or stress that's happening with the COVID virus, or with other situations...
Dr. Thoma here to talk to you about vegetables.
I know, all the time, I'm talking about water, water, water, water. That's really the number one thing you can do for your health. The number two thing that you can do for your health is to eat vegetables.
I keep running into individuals, whether they be children, or elderly, that have begun to have problems in their life, because they're not getting vegetables.
You think that you can take a vitamin and overcome that. But the truth is, you get coenzymes and you get nutrients from vegetables that you can't get in any type of vitamin form.
If you're not eating your vegetables, you need to know that you're going to have some kind of health issue related to that. Get your servings of vegetables each day and it will change your life.
You can't outrun a poor diet.
If you wake up in the morning stiff and sore, whether from a diagnosis like osteo-arthritis, or just the natural aging process, Dr. Thoma has a recommendation for you.
Moving every joint in your body each and every day to release that stiffness with help reduce your overall pain. Learn more in this video.
One of the common complaints Dr. Thoma sees in his office is weak glute max, which causes back pain particularly in the lower back.
In this video he shows you an easy exercise he recommends to his patients for strengthening the glute max. He also covers some of the common mistakes patients make when doing this exercise and how to ensure you are working the correct muscles.
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