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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (usually referred to as IBS) is a common condition that affects the digestive system, causing bloating, diarrhoea and stomach cramps in sufferers. Although the problem is not curable, it is treatable and we stock a variety of effective medications that are able to reduce your symptoms.

Colpermin IBS Relief
  • Contains peppermint oil
  • Relieves IBS
  • Treats painful cramps
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Senocalm IBS Relief
  • Relieves bloating, discomfort and cramps
  • Gentle on the body
  • Contains peppermint oil
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£5.99
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Colofac IBS
  • Relieves cramps, pain and wind
  • Effective treatment for IBS
  • Easy to use
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£5.49
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Imodium Instants
  • Works in under an hour
  • Dissolvable tablets
  • Effective for diarrhoea and IBS
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£3.59
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Mebeverine
  • Effective IBS medication
  • Calms muscles in the intestines
  • Fights cramps, bloating and wind
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£18.99
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Alverine Citrate
  • Relaxes muscles in the gut
  • Relieves IBS symptoms
  • Helps to reduce pain
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£18.99
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Buscopan IBS Relief
  • Targets the bowel directly
  • Relaxes muscles to prevent spasms
  • Eases pain and discomfort
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Buscopan Cramps Tablets
  • Fights stomach cramps
  • Effective treatment for IBS
  • Relieves pain
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£3.99
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Fybogel Mebeverine
  • Reduces IBS symptoms
  • Maintains normal bowel function
  • Easy-to-take soluble solution
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£6.99
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Read up

    IBS is a problem that affects the digestive system and causes diarrhoea, constipation, stomach cramps, bloating and an increased amount of gas. The symptoms tend to come and go, as opposed to being constant, and can often flare up because of certain foods or stress.

    Even though the symptoms aren’t constant, the condition itself usually is and sufferers tend to notice it their whole lives. However, IBS is not life-threatening and does not increase your risk of developing other conditions of the colon (such as Crohn’s disease or colon cancer). While it may not put other aspects of your health in danger, the condition can have a big impact on your daily life. Sufferers of IBS often have to miss school or work, feel unable to partake in things such as sports or group activities and find travelling a worry.

    If you are going to develop Irritable Bowel Syndrome, this will most likely be somewhere in between your late teens and early 40s, and it affects around 10% of the population.

    The actual cause of IBS is still unknown, although it’s been linked to things such as food passing through your gut at the wrong rate, stress, oversensitivity in the nerves in your gut or a family history of the condition. Some studies suggest that it’s due to the colon being hypersensitive, so that the muscles spasm instead of producing slow rhythmic movements.

    Another theory is that it’s all about the chemicals that the body makes, including serotonin and gastrin, and how they affect the signal between the digestive system and the brain. IBS is also more prevalent in women than men, leading some to think that hormones play a role (but no studies have backed this up so far).

    Because the cause has proved hard to pinpoint, there is no specific test that a doctor can do to diagnose a sufferer with it, but because of the similarities in symptoms, they will first carry out tests to rule out conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and coeliac disease.

    Although there is no single treatment that works for everyone, nearly everybody with IBS can find a solution that works for them. They may not cure your Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but the reliable range of products at UK Meds can be trusted to treat it effectively, reduce your symptoms and allow you to go about your normal daily life.

    A large part of living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and managing the condition is learning what your triggers are. These differ greatly from person to person and include everything from foods to medicines to emotional stress. Figuring out what these are and avoiding them as best you can, will ease your IBS symptoms significantly.

    If you have IBS, regardless of what your triggers are, it’s also wise to be careful with your food. This means cooking homemade meals using fresh ingredients, avoiding spicy, fatty or highly processed foods, and being cautious with fresh fruit, tea and coffee.

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