5 Ways to Naturally Cure Your IBS

Katharine McEntee
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Irritable bowel syndrome might not be the sexiest of topics, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore it. In fact, considering it affects nearly 45 million people in the United States alone, and that out of every three people affected, two of those are women, we thought it was about time to shed some light on the all-too-common condition. In an effort to learn more about the gastrointestinal health issue that predominately affects women, we reached out to gastroenterologists Jonathan Rosenberg, MD, and Roshini Raj, MD, for a full briefing on IBS as well as for a few tips on how to control it sans medicine.

Bloating, cramping, abdominal pain, and altered bowel movements are just a few of the symptoms commonly associated with IBS. And, while you have likely experienced all of the above, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have the condition.

IBS is not a one-off issue caused by an increase in fast-food or too much coffee. Instead, Rosenberg says IBS affects your day to day life and that his clients are looking for a daily treatment. If that just so happens to be the case for you, Rosenberg encourages seeking out a doctor for a diagnosis. However, in the meantime, we have compiled five natural ways in which to alleviate IBS symptoms. And, while they may not be a cure-all, they are gastroenterologist-approved. For the ways in which you can control symptoms of IBS without taking medicine, keep on reading.

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