Are you one of the four million Australians who feel trapped by medically diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)1? IBS is described as a gastrointestinal disorder characterised by symptoms such as abdominal pain, altered bowel function, flatulence, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea. Following the IBS Diet and participating in regular light exercise may help manage these symptoms. Another way you can help to break free from the symptoms of medically diagnosed IBS is with Ethical Nutrients IBS Support.
Help Relieve the Symptoms of Medically Diagnosed IBS
Ethical Nutrients IBS Support is designed to relieve the symptoms of medically diagnosed IBS with the extensively researched probiotic strain, Lactobacillus plantarum 299v. Research suggests that among the many possible causes and triggers of IBS, people diagnosed with IBS have too many dysbiotic (bad) bacteria living in their digestive system. This throws out the natural balance of bacteria in the digestive system which can lead to discomfort and pain. Ethical Nutrients IBS Support contains the exclusive strain Lactobacillus plantarum 299v, which can help restore and maintain the natural balance of the digestive system, improving IBS symptoms and eliminating pain in up to 95% of people2.
Ethical Nutrients IBS Support may:
- Help relieve the symptoms of intestinal pain associated with medically diagnosed IBS.
- Help reduce the symptoms of medically diagnosed IBS such as bloating, pain, flatulence and constipation.
- Help maintain normal bowel function and promote healthy digestive function.
How Can the IBS Diet Help Reduce Your Symptoms?
The IBS Diet avoids foods high in fermentable sugars and specific carbohydrates (FODMAPS*), which may aggravate medically diagnosed IBS symptoms in some people.
Lifestyle Tips to Help Manage IBS
Symptoms from IBS may be controlled by making some lifestyle changes. Some ideas that may help you monitor and control your symptoms include:
- Keeping a food and fluid diary so you can see the effects certain foods and/or drinks have on your IBS symptoms.
- Taking note how other factors, such as stress, affect your IBS symptoms and reducing your exposure to these factors.
- Drinking a minimum of 1.5 litres of fluid daily, preferably water.
- Regular light exercise such as yoga or walking which may help to reduce the symptoms of IBS.
*FODMAPS are Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols.
2. Niedzielin K, et al. A controlled, double-blind, randomised study on the efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum (299v) in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2001; 13:1143-1147.
*If diarrhoea persists for more than 6 hours in infants under 6 months, 12 hours in children under 3 years, 24 hours in children aged 3-6 years or 48 hours in adults and children over 6 years, seek medical advice.