In search of the best
treatment for IBS...
There is no single universal treatment for IBS. This is due to the wide and varied range of symptoms that affect different people in different ways.
For many of us, certain trigger foods and/or stress can cause the
Symptoms of IBS
Removing these factors from our lives can sometimes be enough to prevent further IBS attacks, without the need for any kind of
or further treatment.
Most of the medications and treatments available will only alleviate the symptoms of IBS, as there is currently no known 'cure' for the condition.
Types of Treatment
There are many different types of treatment for IBS which means that most sufferers should be able to find something that helps them.
Some of these treatments will help you through the pain of an attack of IBS and some are used to try to prevent them from occurring in the first place, or at least reduce the severity of the
Trial and Error
Many IBS sufferers may try several remedy's, or treatments, before eventually finding something that helps them. As everyone's symptoms tend to be slightly different, it's often a case of trial and error to find what works best for you.
We have outlined below some of the more popular treatments available, and offer some opinions on them.
This is a constantly growing list, with regular updates on any new treatment for IBS we get to hear about....
IBS treatments, Medication & Remedys
(Page updates added often)
Can This be a Total Cure for IBS Anxiety?
A brand new article where Rick explains why he thinks that he may have stumbled across the Holy Grail of answers to IBS-related anxiety.
If IBS anxiety plays a role in your life, then this is a must read!
A practical and helpful look at IBS medication that can be purchased off the shelf such as Imodium, or Metamucil, through a pharmacy or prescribed by your doctor.
Relief for Constipation - Could Water be the answer?
Rick investigates this simple, yet seriously overlooked method of dealing with constipation.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Recent studies have shown that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been successful for many people in reducing the
symptoms of IBS.
Can Aromatherapy help alleviate the symptoms of IBS?
In this article Sian discusses the benefits of aromatherapy for helping sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
ENEMAS /COLONICS FOR IBS-C
If you suffer from IBS C (constipation dominant) then enemas and colonics may be worth looking into for relief.
Another treatment for IBS is Pepto Bismol. A Pink liquid that coats your digestive sytem with a protective layer that helps to ease IBS symptoms
BACH FLOWER REMEDY
Bach Flower Remedy (often called Bach Rescue Remedy) can help IBS sufferers by reducing anxiety and stress symptoms in some people.
We also hear it can be good for nervous dogs!
Loperamide (sold under the brand name Imodium) can be really useful for sufferers Diarrhea dominant version of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS - D).
Metamucil is often used by people suffering constipation prevalent IBS (IBS-C). It's a natural fiber (psyllium) that absorbs liquid and swells, and makes the stools softer.
Librax is a medication that GP's sometimes prescribed to treat stress-related IBS.
Buscopan is one of the older medications on the market which is used to help with IBS Cramps.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria to balance the micro flora of the gut. Here we look into whether Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers can benefit from them.
Ginger Root has been used for over 2000 years as a natural remedy to help with indigestion, nausea and cramping which makes it worth trying for some sufferers of IBS.
Peppermint oil can be helpful in alleviating some of the symptoms of IBS by soothing the stomach and intestines with its cooling effect
Bimuno for IBS
Recently it was suggested that using Bimuno For IBS could be something worth looking in to.
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Hypnotherapy has been proven to be very effective in helping some sufferers of IBS.
The IBS Audio Program 100
is a very popular award winning audio course which is specifically designed to help IBS sufferers and has proved
very helpful for many people.
Rick has now completed the IBS Audio Program 100 Click here for his unbiased review.
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