Irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, or spastic colon) is a symptom-based diagnosis characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits.
Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Pain and discomfort may occur in different parts of the abdomen.
Bloating and swelling of your abdomen etc
Exercise regularly: Exercise helps relieve depression and stress, stimulates normal contractions of your intestines, and can help you feel better about yourself. Increasing Fibre content in Food: Increase fibre content in food, it helps in reducing constipation. There by it reduces the symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome. Reducing stress: Reducing your stress levels may also reduce the frequency and severity of your Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms.
A number of different medications can be used to help treat IBS, including:
- antispasmodics – which help reduce abdominal (stomach) pain and cramping
- laxatives – which can help relieve constipation
- antimotility medicines – which can help relieve diarrhoea
- low-dose antidepressants – which were originally designed to treat depression, but can also help reduce stomach pain and cramping independent of any antidepressant effect
Some people claim therapies such as acupuncture and reflexology can help people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. However, there is no medical evidence to suggest their effectiveness, and they are not recommended.
These are the various methods using to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome.