About irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterised by many symptoms including diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, nausea, bloating, stomach cramps, flatulence and reflux.

Causes of irritable bowel syndrome

Research into the causes of irritable bowel syndrome is ongoing. Known common causes include stress and food intolerance.

Osteopathic treatment

Osteopaths can help alleviate the stress related symptoms by stimulating and balancing your nervous system. Osteopaths will also release connective tissues around the stomach and bowel which may be restricting the absorption and movement of food through your digestive passage. Osteopaths will be able to assess your condition and offer advice on your personal needs, which may include a referral to a naturopath.

Note: This is general information only and does not take into consideration medical history or other external factors.

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