IBS Treatments

There are many amazing IBS treatment options available that can provide help your symptoms including drugs, probiotics, diets, natural remedies and much more.

You'll hear many claims that "this or that therapy" will settle you down, but what can you believe and can they really make a difference to you?

Well, to try and put some perspective on all this, I'm going to take you through the many options available.

IBS Treatment Options

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What Do I Need? - This section provides some background into the treatment for IBS.

The Treatment Options - you will find all the links to therapies that can make such a difference to your IBS here. 

Leave A Comment or Question About Treatment for IBS - A great way for you to share with other visitors your experiences, your recommendations or to just ask others for help.

What IBS Treatments Do I Need?

Assuming that you have looked at your diet and still don't feel better, what sort of IBS treatment do you need that can help?

Clearly you need one that .....

  • That Works
  • Is Cost Effective
  • Is Easy To Administer
  • Is Free Of Side Effects
  • Preferably Been Through Clinical Trials

Of course, It is not always possible to find a therapy that ticks all those boxes, but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't be effective for YOU!

So, before I go through the options with you, just out of interest, why tick the boxes that apply to you and compare your answers with other visitors results.

What Treatments Have You Tried?

Diet Changes
Lifestyle Changes
Medications
Herbal Medicines
Homeopathy
Hypnosis
Psychological Treatments
Acupuncture
Aromatherapy
Antidepressants

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment Options

There are numerous IBS treatment options available to you. If your looking at natural options you can't find anything more so than with simple lifestyle and diet changes including probiotics.

Alternative or complimentary therapies such as homeopathic medicines where you are treating like with like is a popular option for some people, although is not without controversy due to the lack of evidence available for its use. 

The ancient Chinese art of acupuncture is another alternative therapy you might like to explore.

Some find hypnosis very helpful and this has some evidence base to it. For a more relaxing approach, you  will find aromatherapy just up your street!

For medical options, doctors will often recommend medications such as Amitriptyline when symptoms are not controlled with diet and lifestyle changes. 

Finally, we know there is a connection between the mind and the bowel. Exploring psychology can be very beneficial and NICE (National Institute For Health And Care Excellence) also recommends cognitive behavioural therapy as an effective way of dealing with your symptoms.

Want More Help?

Take a look at my patient information sheet which provides some useful guidance. You can also download it, to keep and use as a reference.

You might also like to look at a section specifically aimed at women. We know that some sufferers worry about their irritable bowel syndrome affecting their birth control and this provides guidance for you.

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