What IBS IS, and what it is NOT

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS, IS.....

  • A group of symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, constipation and/or diarrhea.
  • Very painful – Both physically and mentally. Sometimes my symptoms would be so bad, it would send me to bed.
  • Miserable – Being in constant pain, having such excessive bloating that your pants don't even fit, and the feeling that you can never be far from a bathroom, can leave you in misery.
  • Frustrating – Most doctors don't completely understand the disorder, so

    therefore, are unable to provide real answers to the problem. They do not always take the diagnosis very seriously, and consider fiber to be the real answer to the problem. And unfortunately, most doctors also do not seem to understand or sympathize with how the disorder can rule a person's life.

  • A very real disorder that affects about 20% of adult Americans.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome IS NOT...

  • Cancer – While the symptoms are serious and an accurate diagnosis is necessary to rule out anything more serious, your irritable bowel will not lead to cancer and it is not life threatening.
  • A disease – Irritable Bowel Syndrome is considered a functional disorder because the bowel is not working, or functioning as it should.
  • All in your head or caused just by stress. There are physical causes for why your bowel is not functioning properly.
  • Curable – There is no known cure for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but there are many simple things you can do to get it under control and STOP it from controlling your life!
  • Something you just need to live with.
  • Yes, there are Natural Treatments for IBS!

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