Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Symptoms and Natural Therapies

Although very common, may people are uncomfortable talking about IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome. Symptoms generally associated with IBS include cramping or abdominal pain, and differences in bowel activity such as constipation, diarrhea, gas, and bloating. Unfortunately, for many years IBS was believed to be a psychological problem instead of a physical one.

Approximately one out of every five adult Americans suffers from IBS. In fact, more than one out of every 10 visits to the doctor is IBS related. Most people experience only mild signs of IBS: very few show severe symptoms or signs.