Our expert says:
Contrary to popular belief, IBS is not a "psycological" illness and is not something one needs to "live with". It can seriously impact on your quality of life and there has been studies that have shown that it's caused by neurotransmitter imbalances. Please ask your GP to refer you to a gastro-enterologist/physician or look on easyinfo.co.za under medical for one in your area. It will take time and some tests to determine what kind of IBS you have ( diarrhoea prominent or constipation prominent), you will probably have to see a dietician and you will probably get some medication to use long term. Try adding pro-biotics as a supplement in the mean time.
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