Category Archives: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Symptoms and sources to help management of the condition.

Coeliac sufferers: how long before you noticed an improvement in your symptoms on a gluten-free diet?

I have been on a gluten-free diet for two weeks, and so far have noticed a dramatic improvement in my IBS: less bloating etc, which is just what I’d hoped for! 😀 I’m hoping my anaemia and other deficiencies will lesson with time, along with my constant fatigue.
As the question says, how long was it until you noticed relief from other symptoms?
Sorry, Christa, the link doesn’t work

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Tips on Controlling Your Symptoms

For more info. go to or testimonials http is irritable bowel syndrome? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common problem with the intestines. In people with IBS, the intestines squeeze too hard or not hard enough and cause food to move too quickly or too slowly through the intestines. IBS usually begins around age 20 and is more common in women. IBS is also called functional bowel syndrome, irritable colon, spastic bowel and spastic colon. It’s not the same as inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis. What are the symptoms of IBS? Common symptoms of IBS • Bloating and gas • Mucus in the stool • Constipation • Diarrhea, especially after eating or first thing in the morning • Feeling like you still need to have a bowel movement after you’ve already had one • Feeling a strong urge to have a bowel movement • Abdominal pain and cramping that may go away after having a bowel movement The symptoms may get worse when you’re under stress, such as when you travel, attend social events or change your daily routine. Your symptoms may also get worse if you don’t eat enough healthy foods or after you’ve eaten a big meal. Some people are bothered by certain foods. Women who have IBS may notice more frequent symptoms during their menstrual periods. How is IBS diagnosed? Your doctor may start by asking you questions about your symptoms. If your symptoms have had a pattern over time, the pattern may make it clear to your doctor that

IBS……is there relief?

i went to the doctor yesterday morning with servere cramping and ….was given miralox, a pain med, and an anti bactaria med.

the xray didn’t show any fecal…..and my tummy isn’t hard with waste

eight hours later……no relief, i had to go to the ER for the same cramps….

today is sunday…..still cramps…i am going to the doc. tomorrow…

sat. morning i had diarrhea….then servere cramps with no bowel movement……NOTHING….just cramps, some bloating, and some nausea.

could this be IBS?……i’ve always had irreguluar bm.

and……….is there any relief from the cramping……….it is so painful…i have to work and go to school and live my life……

IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Part 2 – Nutrition by Natalie

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a functional bowel disorder characterized by abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits which are more… not associated with any abnormalities seen on routine clinical testing. It is fairly common and makes up 20–50% of visits to gastroenterologists. Lower abdominal pain, and bloating associated with alteration of bowel habits and abdominal discomfort relieved with defecation are the most frequent symptoms. IBS is highly prevalent in the Western world, but despite the advancement of many theories, no clear cause has yet been established. Stress—feeling mentally or emotionally tense, troubled, angry, or overwhelmed—may trigger symptoms in people with IBS. One study found that women with IBS are more likely to report prior physical or sexual abuse; almost half of the patients reported prior abuse. IBS is not fatal nor is it linked to the development of other serious bowel diseases. However, due to the chronic pain, discomfort, and other symptoms, work absenteeism, social phobias, and other negative quality-of-life effects can be common in more serious cases. Individuals who find a caring primary caregiver and/or sufficient self-help options should be able to develop a successful treatment program for their symptoms and lead normal lives. http