If you need IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome advice including symptoms, investigations, diagnosis and treatment options to relieve your symptoms look no further.
Hello, I'm Dr Peter Thatcher and you can learn more about me here. Over the years I have looked after many sufferers with this condition and I will draw on this experience to help you.
The irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that affects your digestive tract.
It is a common condition, thought to affect up to 25% of us at any time in our lives. This means that worldwide there are over 1 1/2 billion people worldwide suffering from it so your not alone!
Depending on where you are from it is sometimes referred to as a spastic colon or mucous colitis.
So what are the symptoms?
These can occur at any time, but are often worse at times of stress or if you are feeling anxious. They can often be brought on by life events and the diet you eat.
The most common age for symptoms is between twenty and forty years of age although it can affect any age group.
Women are more likely to suffer the symptoms in comparison to men, with a ratio of 2:1.
You can learn more about the symptoms of IBS here.
The diagnosis is made on the set of symptoms you have and the length of time you have had them. Whilst this straightforward for most people, sometimes other diagnoses have to be considered. I would always advise that you see a health care professional to confirm that you have the condition.
You can read more about diagnosis and tests you may need.
There are many different treatment options available to you. These may include:
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