IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and it is a disorder of the digestive system, which can affect anyone. Symptoms of IBS include bloating and gas, diarrhoea or constipation, and worse, severe abdominal cramps and pain, these symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe and according to how much discomfort you feel, will determine the treatments. IBS is not curable as it is a long-term disorder that will flare up again and again, and change over time, but it is manageable. The best way to start to treat your IBS is with education. Talk to your doctor and learn more about which treatments are right for you, these vary between some drug therapies, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and also stress and pain management techniques
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