IBS is simple to treat effectively
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a very common problems and it can make your life a misery. Conventional sources estimate that around 20% of people in the UK have IBS (the real figure could be much higher), but that only about 7% ask their GP for help with the symptoms (1).
How can you help me?
Mainstream treatments are not very helpful for the main symptoms of IBS, such as abdominal pain (which can be excruciating), bloating and variable bowels movements. At best symptom relief can be offered, and although this may be welcome at the time this will not stop the problem happening again. Some people are embarrassed by their symptoms or do not feel their GP will take their ‘just a bloated tummy’ seriously.
On the other hand the Thrive team have helped a great many people become symptom free and able to lead normal lives. A full assessment will always be given to check the diagnosis is right, and we have a battery of tests we can offer to get more information if needed.