Tag: irritable bowel syndrome

Probiotics for IBS

Probiotics for IBS

If you are not sure what probiotics are then here is a great video explaining what they are and why they are so beneficial in helping with IBS and other digestive disorders.

Chia seeds – what are the benefits?

Chia seeds – what are the benefits?

Chia seeds are classed as a super food because they are packed full of nutrients and vitamins. It is their fiber content in particular that makes them ideal for people with IBS. Here we look at the overall benefits of chia seeds as well as how that relates to helping IBS symptoms.

Is Peppermint Oil Calming for IBS

Is Peppermint Oil Calming for IBS

peppermint oil capsules

There are plenty of clinically proven benefits to taking peppermint oil capzsules if you have IBS. I use it myself and find it very helpful in relieving pain and bloating. In particular it soothes cramping associated with spasms. Find out more about its calming effects here.

Bowel Conditions with Similar IBS Symptoms

Bowel Conditions with Similar IBS Symptoms

If you think you have irritable bowel syndrome but have not yet seen your doctor for a diagnosis then you really should go especially if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. It could be something more serious.

Natural IBS Treatments

Natural IBS Treatments

natural irritable bowel syndrome treatment

Having suffered with irritable bowel syndrome for over 20 years I was officially diagnosed roughly two years ago. One of the medicines I was told about was Colofac but it didn’t have any effect on me – maybe because I took it when I had IBS pain rather than taking it as a precaution but […]

IBS and Exercise

IBS and Exercise

Doing regular exercise will help you to control your IBS symptoms. Here are some gentle exercises to try out for yourself. I regularly use them to help ease discomfort.

IBS Diarrhea

IBS Diarrhea

Most people with irritable bowel syndrome complain of diarrhea at some stage or another. Long term this could lead to a lack of essential nutrients and so must be dealt with. Here we look at ways to tackle it.

IBS Constipation – Why do some people get this?

IBS Constipation – Why do some people get this?

If you suffer with IBS constipation then you will benefit from reading this article which looks at some of the causes of constipation and then goes through some self help remedies you can use to improve your symptoms. Beware – fiber is not always the answer it can sometimes make your condition worse.

How does your bowel work?

How does your bowel work?

Digestive System

Knowing how the bowel works can help you to understand more about why you might have irritable bowel syndrome or any other digestive system disorder. Here we look at the function of the gut and what goes on inside as you digest your food and it passes along from one end to the other!

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diagnosis

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diagnosis

If you experience any symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (abdominal pains, loose stools, cramps) it is best to have it properly diagnosed to rule out more sinister illnesses. Here we explain what tests are performed during your IBS diagnosis and what the results might mean.