Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very common presentation seen within clinical practice. Around 1 in 5 Australians will have experienced the unpleasant symptoms of IBS at some stage in their lives. While medically there is no magic IBS treatment, a Naturopath may well be able to provide the relief you are looking for with the use of herbal medicine, nutritional advice and supplements.*
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) ?
IBS is primarily a disorder of bowel motility, which refers to a dysfunction in the normal functioning of the digestive system. Chronic constipation, diarrhoea and bloating or a combination of all three are the main diagnostic criteria. It is often confusing to identify the exact cause of IBS and there can be a number of reasons why a person will develop this condition.