Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS affects mostly women. Causes are unknown. IBS symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramps. IBS treatments include diet and lifestyle changes and medications / supplements.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the intestines. It causes belly pain, cramping or bloating, and diarrhea or constipation. IBS is a long-term problem, but there are things you can do to reduce your symptoms.
Your symptoms may be worse or better from day to day, but your IBS will not get worse over time. IBS doesn’t cause more serious diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease or cancer.
For some people with IBS, certain foods, stress, hormonal changes, and some antibiotics may trigger pain and other symptoms.
Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome include:
- Changes in bowel movement patterns.
- Bloating and excess gas.
- Pain the lower belly.
- Mucus in stools.
You are more likely to have IBS if you have these symptoms and they have lasted at least 6 months, you have had belly pain at least 3 days each month for at least 3 months, and at least two of the following are true.
- The pain is relieved by having a bowel movement.
- The pain is linked to a change in how often you have a bowel movement.
- The pain is linked to a change in the appearance or consistency of your stool.
Because there are no structural problems in the intestines of people who have IBS, some people may think this means that the symptoms “are all in their head.” This isn’t true. The pain, discomfort, and bloating are real. They have many different causes that can be addressed to help relieve symptoms.
Eliminating foods which cause most pain is crucial, but understanding what different foods do to the body is very important. Sugar and refined carbohydrates cause the most inflammation in the body and it has the least nutritional value. Try to follow a healthy diet like the Manna Diet, which can help you to go without sugar and starches.
Reinstating healthy bacteria, essential digestive enzymes and repairing the inside tract of the digestive system is very important. We have formulated the Manna GUT Support which consists of the most important probiotics, essential digestive enzymes and L-Glutamine (an amino acid to help repair the inside of the digestive tract).
What you eat and what you eliminate from your diet is crucial for effective healing. However, this process can take anything from 3 months to a year.