Since a specific cause has yet to be identified, treatment for IBS is mainly concerned with relieving gas and bloating, intestinal muscle spasms, diarrhea or constipation. If depression or anxiety are diagnosed as contributing factors, antidepressants or therapy may also be prescribed.
To ease symptoms, dietary changes are also recommended including avoidance of tea and coffee, carbonated drinks, and "gassy" foods, along with skipping large meals by opting for lighter meals more frequently throughout the day.
Web, find out more about causes & triggers of IBS, with information on a sensible IBS diet with related recipes, traditional and alternative treatments, and online support in related chats & forums ....
More about IBS around the Web:
Bowel Syndrome - Check out easily digestible information on
IBS - the causes, triggers, treatments and other information
to diagnose and cope with this condition.
Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Self Help and Support Group -
This IBS group has grown around the need for support in the
IBS community. The site includes a forum, chats and other
on and off line activities plus tons of useful information
and lots of links. Includes information on Crohn's disease.
Herbs and IBS - Offering a "Traditional Chinese
Medicine Perspective" on IBS with extensive information
including a page on each symptom. Also sells "premade
herbal formulas" which should not be used without consulting
your doctor. Links to the IBS Ring - 20 sites focused on IBS
and related concerns.
is intended as reference and not as medical advice.
All treatment decisions should be made by medical professionals.