Why do so many have to put up with IBS … and is there easy relief for sufferers?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of Britain’s most common and debilitating stomach conditions. Here, one expert answers some of the questions she is most frequently asked in surgery.
New products make gluten-free diet easier to maintain
Barbara Ziska has eaten a gluten-free diet for seven years, ever since she was diagnosed with celiac disease, an inherited autoimmune disorder that affects the digestive process of the small intestine.
The Wonder Medicine Belladonna
Belladonna is given in small amounts for over the counter flu and cough medicines. It is also used in prescription drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, acute enterocolitis and as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of duodenal ulcers. Eye doctors also use this drug in small amounts to dilate pupils.
New Consumer Website Exposes Cautionary Ingredients In Brand-Name Foods
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I saw my GI doc for IBS symptoms and she gave me an OTC medicine called IBGuard. Its concentrated peppermint capsules, that help to calm the gut. You take it before you eat, and it works in the upper intestinal tract to help control the spasms, the cramping, the running that is associated with those first few bites of food waking up the GI tract. I have been thrilled with how well they work. I actually was able to go out to eat with my sister, and only had to visit the bathroom ONCE after we finished lunch. The change in my bathroom habits since Ive started using this is a 180* difference. If you can find it at your local drug store, pick up a box and give it a try.