TREATMENT

IBS is a recurrent/chronic condition and there is currently no effective, medical cure. Attempts are therefore made by various means to relieve specific symptoms such as bloating, gas, diarrhea, and or constipation. Patients may often also try to adjust their diet to see if certain foods worsen the symptoms. Here you can find some tips on how to alleviate your symptoms.

Cut back on carbohydrates!

Cut back on carbohydrates – the first choice in IBS treatment. A new study from dietitian Sanna Nybacka and her colleagues at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg suggests cutting back on carbohydrates as the first choice in the treatment of IBS. IBS IBS is a very...

What tea is good for IBS?

Herbal tea has been part of society for thousands of years both as a remedy or simply because of its calming effects in the cold winter months. While individual responses to teas can vary, some herbal teas may have soothing properties that could potentially help...

5 tips to heal your gut after Christmas holidays

Many of us always enjoy the wonderful flavors of Christmas. It wouldn't be Christmas without... ...mulled wine, clementines, gingerbread, salmon, champagne, etc. The list can go on and on. These foods and drinks are often not consumed in moderation but instead all at...

What are the best types of physical activities for IBS?

All around we hear about how important physical activity is for healthy living. The idea of physical activity is however particularly challenging for patients suffering from IBS. No one wants to go to the gym with abdominal pain and other uncontrollable IBS symptoms....

IBS and hypnotherapy: Does it work?

There is growing evidence that psychiatric disorders, stress, or past trauma play a key role in the development of IBS. Since one of the causes of IBS is thought to be disrupted gut-brain interaction, it is expected that better mind function would also improve gut...

IBS and constipation: current treatment options

Everyone can temporarily suffer from constipation depending on, for example, their diet. The problem arises when constipation becomes chronic. IBS with constipation (or IBS-C) is a common IBS subtype affecting many people worldwide, predominantly women below the age...

Current treatment options for IBS with diarrhea

Diarrhea, loose stool, the runs, or holiday tummy. Whatever you call it, diarrhea is probably something we have all experienced at some point in life. Prolonged diarrhea can have a major impact on life and IBS with diarrhea (IBS-D) is one of the most common IBS...

Top tips to treat ‘leaky gut’ – potential cause of IBS

Your body is exposed to potentially harmful substances in the gastrointestinal tract every day. Under normal conditions, a healthy intestinal barrier prevents toxic elements from entering the bloodstream. However, factors such as stress, an unhealthy diet, excessive...

IBS: What can you do to feel better?

"My son and I have both been diagnosed with IBS. I get constant diarrhea that disrupts my life. I often get bloated and feel frequent heartburn. It also sometimes leads to nausea, or even vomiting. My son has excluded lots of foods that he says he cannot tolerate. He...

“Coffee lowers the risk of IBS,” study found. Is it true?

A morning cup of coffee is an inevitable part of the day in many households worldwide. This beverage proudly carries its label "the favorite drink of the civilized world" with many people consuming a cup or two (or five and more) every day. It's especially popular for...
Cut back on carbohydrates!

Cut back on carbohydrates!

Cut back on carbohydrates – the first choice in IBS treatment. A new study from dietitian Sanna Nybacka and her colleagues at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg suggests cutting back on...

read more
What tea is good for IBS?

What tea is good for IBS?

Herbal tea has been part of society for thousands of years both as a remedy or simply because of its calming effects in the cold winter months. While individual responses to teas can vary, some...

read more
IBS and hypnotherapy: Does it work?

IBS and hypnotherapy: Does it work?

There is growing evidence that psychiatric disorders, stress, or past trauma play a key role in the development of IBS. Since one of the causes of IBS is thought to be disrupted gut-brain...

read more
IBS: What can you do to feel better?

IBS: What can you do to feel better?

"My son and I have both been diagnosed with IBS. I get constant diarrhea that disrupts my life. I often get bloated and feel frequent heartburn. It also sometimes leads to nausea, or even vomiting....

read more