Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system. Symptoms can include stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation.
The condition is often lifelong, although the symptoms may change over time.
With the right strategies, IBS can be successfully managed.
IBS does not pose a serious threat to your physical health and does not increase your chances of developing cancer or other bowel-related conditions.
The exact cause of IBS is unknown. Many causes have been suggested but none have been proven to lead to IBS.
The symptoms of IBS vary between individuals and affect some people more severely than others. Symptoms can become worse, often during times of stress or after eating certain foods.
You may find some of the symptoms of IBS ease after going to the toilet and moving your bowels.
The most common symptoms of IBS are:
Other less common symptoms may also be experienced, such as:
The symptoms of IBS can also have a significant impact on a person’s day-to-day life and, as a result, some people may experience symptoms of low mood and stress.
For diarrhoea, drink 2-4 capsules of Diatome, once a day, but not for an extended period; as it may cause constipation.
For children, rub 10 drops, Gut Cleanse, over their stomach.
If you have to drink more than one capsule a day, spread them over the course of the day, never more than two capsules at a time. Spreading the capsules throughout the day assists the body with proper absorption. Always good to have a very small snack/fruit before drinking capsules.
Probiotics can help recolonise the gut with healthy bacteria. Take 50 to 100 billion CPU daily.
Digestive Enzymes – help with nutrient absorption; take two before each meal.
Bone broth protein and collagen powder – contain collagen, which helps repair the gut lining and supports digestion.