What is IBS?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder affecting the large intestine, causing a series of symptoms, including bloating, stomach pain, excess wind, and cramps. IBS is mostly experienced by people aged 50+ and it’s fairly common, found in up to 21% of people worldwide.
More women suffer from the disorder than men, particularly in Western countries, though it’s unclear as to why this is the case and the condition can last for a lifetime, or just a few years. The causes of IBS are not clearly defined but intestinal inflammation, bacterial overgrowth, stress, and food intolerances, are all thought to play a role.
There is currently no cure but this doesn’t mean there isn’t anything you can do. There are many treatments that can drastically reduce IBS symptoms, and several of the most effective remedies can be found in nature, while others involve making some simple tweaks to your daily routine.
We’ve rounded up the top 10 best remedies that will help you to manage the impact of IBS, so if you’re a sufferer, tick around and read on, so you can discover the diet and lifestyle changes that could significantly reduce your symptoms.