People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS, can experience abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, lower back pain, heart burn and diarrhoea and or constipation.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome impacts between 5% -15% of people worldwide. While anxiety is not the cause of IBS, anxiety can lead to symptoms that mimic IBS or worsen symptoms in people that have IBS (the gut-brain axis).
Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) starts with getting a proper diagnosis. Sometimes there are other causes for these unpleasant gut symptoms such as Celiac Disease or an Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The symptoms overlap in all these conditions.
Treatment for IBS usually includes:
- Diet Changes
- Stress Management
- And sometimes medications.
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