IBS is a condition of the digestive system. IBS symptoms can cause extreme discomfort with stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation.
The symptoms of IBS tend to come and go and are often triggered during periods of stress or after eating certain foods. Symptoms tend to vary between individuals and can affect some people more than others. However, most people suffer from stomach cramps before experiencing either diarrhoea, constipation, or bouts of both. The cause of IBS in unclear but we do know that it can be aggravated by stress.
It is worth noting that Nice clinical guidelines of May 2010 state that:
- “There is moderately good evidence for the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in improving global symptoms in adults with irritable bowel syndrome.”
- “the use of hypnotherapy may be an effective intervention in children with chronic constipation that has not resolved with usual treatment and may offer an additional approach which works.”
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