IBS seems to be one of those fall back diagnosis that doctors use when you are having gastrointestinal distress that none of the diagnostic tests your doctor performed shows anything of significance.
Often the management of the condition is poor, and unsatisfying, yet the problem is often a dietary one. The medications will often make the problem worse over time, adding to the frustration.
Time Magazine just published some great advice regarding the condition. Check this out
7 Natural Cures for IBS
Amanda MacMillan Oct. 11, 2016
Before you try drugs, read this
Treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be tough. It”™s characterized by abdominal pain and either constipation, diarrhea, or a combination of both, but its symptoms are different for every person who suffers from it. So, then, is what works to provide relief.
Medications are available to ease the symptoms of IBS, but some patients feel better trying natural remedies instead of (or in addition to) conventional drugs. The problem is, says Yuri Saito-Loftus, MD, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic, there”™s not nearly as much scientific research on these “œtreatments” to show how well they really work.