Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
IBS is a complex disorder which causes chronic gut symptoms. Typical symptoms include: abdominal bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain/discomfort and altered bowel habits (diarrhoea/constipation).
It can be caused by various factors. There is no simple cure for IBS and symptoms can be frustrating to control.
Overall, management of IBS symptoms using over-the-counter treatments and prescription medications only provides short-term temporary relief, with variable effectiveness.
What are the leading causes of IBS symptoms?
Even though there may be many causes of IBS symptoms, research shows that malabsorption of FODMAPs, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth,(SIBO) and Food Intolerances are leading causes of IBS symptoms.
For more information on FODMAPs and SIBO read the next sections on this page
IBS patients are chronic sufferers seeking answers, many never seek professional attention – don’t be one of them !