What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
Well, irritable bowel syndrome is pretty common these days and no-one quite knows what causes it, which leaves it, sufferers, looking for ways to alleviate its rather unpleasant and uncomfortable symptoms.
Unfortunately, IBS often continues throughout the life of the sufferer and returns to varying degrees periodically.
Key symptoms include stomach cramps and pain, diarrhoea, constipation and bloating, with many patients being defined as having either ‘diarrhoea’ or ‘constipation’ predominant IBS.
IBS causes a great deal of discomfort and distress for many people and whilst it is not life-threatening, it can take a serious toll on the quality of an individual’s life.People are increasingly taking longer periods of time off work due to IBS and with so many of the population affected, the scale of the problem on the economy, and the burden on the NHS is considerable.
Who is likely to get IBS?
Theoretically anyone can experience symptoms of IBS at any given time, however, you are most likely to develop IBS between the ages of 20 to 30 (as if life isn't stressful enough around that time).
What causes IBS?
Similarly, no-one knows for sure, there are speculations around food allergies, increased stress levels, the absorption of too much fluid in the digestive tract, bacterial overgrowth and even the overuse of antibiotics, however, none of these have been proven.
How can you ease your IBS Symptoms?
It is not unusual for a person with IBS symptoms to buy and consume numerous products for their condition and to spend significant amounts of money in pursuit of relief which can be extremely frustrating. However, it surprised us to learn that the fact is a lot of these treatments are of unproven efficacy in the treatment of IBS or are associated with significant side effects.
Again there is, unfortunately, no known cure for IBS, however, a probiotic called Symprove has been scientifically proven to reduce the symptoms of IBS sufferers with moderate to severe symptoms. An independent study was carried out at King’s College London on a sample of 186 sufferers, there was a significant improvement over the 12 week period in the IBS sufferers pain and other symptoms over those treated with a placebo.
Where can I buy Symprove?
Here at Simply Sunshine some of our team have had great success with the probiotic and due to this success we made the decision to sell the product and spread the word about our positive experiences of Symprove.
Symprove. 2014. Research | Symprove. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.symprove.com/bioscience/conditions/ibs/research. [Accessed 3 October 2016].
NHS. 2014. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) - NHS Choices. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Irritable-bowel-syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx. [Accessed 3 October 2016].