Our expert says:
Dear Martini Girl
I surmise that you live in the UK, so I am not sure what procedures are followed in the UK when it comes to treating IBS. In South Africa, I would recommend that you see a physician who specialises in gastroenterology to assist you with the correct treatment in the form of antispasmodics, etc. In addition it may be a good idea to keep a food diary and write down what you eat and any symptoms you suffer and to then cut out the offending foods. Probiotics ('good microorganisms' which you can buy at health shops in SA - not sure where you buy them in the UK) can help a great deal to normalise bowel health. Click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'DietDoc's articles' and read Articles 123 and 124 about healthy colon practices and what to eat to keep your colon healthy. I sincerely hope that you have a system in the UK that will get you to a gastroenterologist for the correct medical treatment and that you can buy probiotics over the counter.
Holding thumbs that your IBS improves.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.