Around 10% of the world population is estimated to be living with irritable bowel syndrome. There may be many more which may have not been diagnosed. IBS causes discomfort in abdomen, pain, diarrhea or constipation. With the incidence of IBS increasing, and many people left undiagnosed, we have compiled a few facts on IBS that you need to know.
- IBS is for life-long
IBS is not temporary like the cold or flu. Just like the BP and diabetes, IBS is a life-long condition. Although there may be a brief period of remission, it may recur.
- Symptoms are unpredictable
It is not possible to determine when IBS recurs or what will be the duration or intensity of the symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms are manageable while other times they can be just as worse
- It’s not the one size fits all
Symptoms of IBS vary from person to person. There are three main types of IBS. Constipation predominant (IBS-C), loose motions predominant (IBS-D) or the mixed variety (here patient has alternating diarrhea and constipation)
- The symptoms can be severe
In a study, by The American Gastroenterological Association, it was found that 47% of people with IBS were ready to give up Internet access for a month for relief from the symptoms. More than 50% say they would willingly give up coffee for a month for relief from their discomfort.
- There is tremendous bathroom anxiety
Around one-third of people suffering from IBS prefer to stay indoors or refrain from attending social events where there is a low probability of locating a washroom. The washroom urgency is for real and hence, the social withdrawal.
- IBS is not confined to women
Although IBS is a more common phenomenon in women, men also suffer from it. Around 1 in 3 people suffering from IBS is a man
- There is nothing as the magic IBS diet
Just as the symptoms, diet triggers too, are unpredictable. The food item that seems ok today may just cause trouble tomorrow. Similarly, a food item may work for one, and may be a cause of trouble for another
- Stress worsens IBS
Stress increases the activity in intestines. When you are nervous or stressed, you may have observed a crampy feeling in your abdomen. This is just much more in people who suffer from IBS. Events like an exam or a meeting can be a nightmare for a person suffering from IBS.
- Herbal remedies for irritable bowel syndrome
IBS symptoms are indeed uncomfortable. You can certainly get relief from these symptoms with the help of natural remedies available. Studies have proven the efficacy and effectiveness of herbal remedies for irritable bowel syndrome. IBS is a long term disorder, and as compared to the conventional treatment is safe for long term use, without the fear of side-effects.
With around 70 years of dedicated experience in herbal healthcare, Charak Pharma has a solution to your IBS symptoms, in the form of STOP-IBS. STOP-IBS is a combination of time tested herbs effective for relieving the symptoms of IBS. It is a blend of herbs such as Sunthi, Musta, Kutaj, Ativisha, Brahmi, etc. These herbs regulate the intestinal motility; they normalize the stool consistency and frequency and give relief from colic and abdominal distention.
So if you are looking out for best IBS treatment in India, try STOP-IBS. It is a one stop solution to all your IBS symptoms.