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What is IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder. It has been estimated that approximately 15% of the population complains of IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome often starts in early adulthood and, although distressing, is not life threatening.

The symptoms are: constipation (IBS-C) or diarrhea (IBS-D), or alt...

What is IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder. It has been estimated that approximately 15% of the population complains of IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome often starts in early adulthood and, although distressing, is not life threatening.

The symptoms are: constipation (IBS-C) or diarrhea (IBS-D), or alternating constipation (IBS-A) and diarrhea, cramping pains in the lower abdomen, flatulence, etc.

The basic cause of IBS is a disturbance in the action of the large intestinal muscle. This may be the result of stress at work or due to emotional upset or fear. It may be the result of a low-fiber diet or intolerance to some food (wheat, corn, dairy products, etc.). Finally, it can also be due to abnormal growth_of organisms such as Candida in the digestive tract, or to the excessive use_of laxatives.

The few useful supplements for IBS

Probiotics are dietary supplements containing beneficial live microorganisms. The most commonly utilized and studied are Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Saccharomyces boulardii. Studies using probiotics to alleviate IBS symptoms have shown benefits of taking probiotics supplements.

You can also use herbs and/or essential oils to alleviate IBS symptoms. They can be good to take at the same time as probiotics, to reinforce effect. You can have a look at the dedicated pages: herbs for IBS, essential oils for IBS.

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