The first part of the article deals with the symptoms and general treatment of IBS, i.e. through dietary changes.
The second part introduces a less well known cause and possible treatment of IBS, the adjustment of the ileocecal valve.
Disclaimer: This article is not designed to provide medical advice or professional services. It is intended to be for educational use only. The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional care and should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. If you have, or suspect you may have, a health problem you should consult your doctor.
Quite a few people suffer from IBS – irritable bowel syndrome – and if you are one of them you will know that the symptoms can be very incapacitating.
These symptoms can include
- abdominal pain, which may be relieved by passing wind
- discomfort, bloating, gas
- constipation, with cramping and difficulties to eliminate stools
- diarrhoea, often with an urgent drive to use the toilet
- or both of them alternating
- mucus present in the stools
- nausea, but without vomiting.
The symptoms can vary between patients, and also over time.