Do You Suffer From IBS?

As one of the many people with IBS or IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME, it's important to get the right advice. And as you'll soon discover, there are some remarkable  treatments available which can provide a real improvement.

And as a gastroenterologist I have looked after many people and I will draw on this experience to help you feel the improvement you deserve.

So take a few minutes, because I'm going to start by showing you some very important points about the irritable bowel syndrome that you may not know.

So...

What Is IBS?

It's a common bowel condition affects up to 25% of us at any time in our lives? It's amazing to think that it affects over 1 1/2 billion people worldwide, so your not alone!

In some countries its referred to as "SPASTIC COLON" or "MUCOUS COLITIS", but more commonly it is just known as IBS.

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Symptoms Including:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Incomplete Bowel Evacuation
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Tiredness and Fatigue
  • Urine Frequency 
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and reflux

The symptoms of ibs can occur at any time, but are often worse at times when you are STRESSED or when feeling ANXIOUS.

The most common age for developing the condition is between twenty and forty years of age, although it can affect any anyone and at any stage in your life, although it is much less common over the age of 50 years.

Women are almost twice as likely to be affected than men, suggesting that there may be a hormone driven reason for this.

How Is It Diagnosed?

In my experience, a lot of people SELF-DIAGNOSE themselves. I wouldn't advise this though, because occassionally more serious bowel conditions can mimic the condition. 

The diagnosis is made on the set of symptoms you have and the length of time you've had them when other disorders have been excluded through investigation.

Doctors use a set of criteria known as the Rome criterion and you can read more about this on the website.

How Is It Treated?

There are many different TREATMENT options available and these can provide a significant improvement.

They may include:

  • Natural Digestive Supplements - some people prefer more natural alternatives to the conventional medical therapies. Options include herbal remedies, colon cleansers, homeopathy, minerals and vitamins to name but a few.
  • Conventional Medications - some doctors advise medicines, particularly when you suffer from more severe symptoms. There are a variety of drugs available which can help with your gut spasms as well as diarrhoea, constipation and bloating. 
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Hypnosis
  • Psychological treatments
  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy

You can find out more about each of these options in the IBS treatment section.

Need More Help?

So, I hope by now you have a better understanding of the condition. Do take a look around the website for free help on all aspects of the condition. And you can also keep up with all the latest on my blog!

You have my very best wishes

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