Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastro-intestinal (GI) condition with no known cause or cure.
Symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, cramping, gas, pain or bloating. Symptoms run in cycles lasting for days, months or years.
IBS can be disabling and force many sufferers to feel like prisoners in their own homes.
Traditional intervention includes high fiber diets, antispasmodic and anti diarrhea medications, sedatives and antidepressants which offer relief only 25% of the time.
Because Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not life threatening, is not a precursor to acute illness and is undetectable with diagnostic equipment, sufferers are usually told they have to live with it.… Read the rest