What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition characterised by abdominal pain, intestinal cramps, flatulence, constipation and/or diarrhoea.
It is estimated that between 14% to 23% of the western world has been afflicted with Irritable Bowel Syndrome at some period during their life. IBS generally manifests during adulthood, is more prevalent in women than men. [read more]
What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome
What causes IBS in one person may not be the cause or trigger in another. Identifying, understanding, investigating and treating the cause is are important to overcome Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Some causes can be: Alcohol, anxiety, Candida, dairy intolerance, hormones, antacids, antibiotics, Dysbiosis, junk food, parasites, stress, low fibre diet, painkillers, caffeine, Leaky gut syndrome and more.
Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Just like the causes, the signs and symptoms of IBS often vary from person to person. Some people may only experience a few symptoms, where others can suffer anywhere from 10-15 symptoms.
Some common symptoms include: Abdominal pain, constipation, insomnia, bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, alternating bowel motions and more.
How to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
As there are many causes that contribute to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, treating the problem is different from one person to another. This can be frustrating however to make treatment as simple as possible we have designed a step by step strategy to provide relief to IBS suffers. We have found that by following the basic steps mentioned below 90% to 95% of IBS sufferers we have treated, have achieved a long term symptom-free status.