Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Where To Buy Peppermint Oil Capsules for IBS Treatment

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Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder of the digestive tract motility, leading to food absorption difficulties and digestion problems. Although this condition when acute does not involve digestive tract irregularities or deformities like ulcers or polyps but it is true that decreased intestinal motility in any phase of this disease affects each and every level of digestion. This produces sometimes constipation and sometimes diarrhea and increased abdominal pain of varying degrees. IBS also causes abdominal pain immediately after eating, gastritis, and heartburn, and its symptoms are related to a certain degree of emotional stress. In irritable bowel syndrome, a person also experiences constant burping, bloating of stomach, gas, hyperacidity, and pain in the gut followed by constant feelings of nausea, vomiting, or an ability to throw out something from the mouth when nothing is in the stomach and is only gas. IBS is a disorder that mainly affects women between 20 and 30 years of age, occurring in 7 out of 1000 people on an average in the world. This does not mean that IBS does not affect men but IBS combined with lactose intolerance (allergy to dairy products) found in most men becomes a really severe situation.


There are several factors that can predispose a person to irritable bowel syndrome and among them the most prominent factors are regular use of laxatives, a low-residue diet, and high amounts of emotional distress. Symptomatically, IBS is characterized by a period of six months of alternating diarrhea and constipation accompanied with nausea, vomiting, and abdominal distension after meals and also bloating and burping as well as certain levels of depression. As irritable bowel symptoms are quite uncomfortable, it is usual for a person to become more stressed out followed by emotional decay. IBS related emotional problems are seen more in women than in men of low self-esteem.

Low doses of peppermint oil capsules available to be bought online, regular intake of probiotics (friendly bacteria) also available online, and partially hydrolyzed guar gum are three most important natural treatments for IBS. Also these natural remedies carry little if any side effects.

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Treatment for IBS includes diet modification, although this conservative measure is applicable to all cases of irritable colon problems. Another best and easiest option for getting rid of IBS is regular intake of fiber in diet and inclusion of regular exercise into your daily routine. Other things that help in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome are use of over-the-counter medications for diarrhea and constipation, nutritional therapy, a good working relationship with your gastroenterologist, psychotherapy, and natural medicine. Reducing the predisposing factors of emotional stress is also beneficial in symptomatic treatment of IBS, though some severe cases of IBS-related emotional problems are not easy to handle and are treated with the use of anticholinergic drugs such as Buscopan. Also, as mentioned above, IBS can be treated naturally with the use of peppermint oil capsules, partially hydrolyzed guar gum, and regular use of probiotics.

Medication For IBS

It is a bitter truth that there is no sure shot treatment of IBS with a single medication but your gastroenterologist has to prescribe a variety of drugs to treat the condition combined with other treatment modalities. Most common types of drugs used for IBS treatment are antispasmodics, neurotransmitters, and antidepressants. Most common drug for IBS related diarrhea is Lotronex and for IBS related constipation is Zelnorm.

Diet For IBS

Low fat, high fiber, high carb diet taken at frequent intervals and in small meals throughout the day is the best way to prevent and treat IBS with dietary modification. A person suffering from IBS must stop the use of alcohol, caffeine, smoking, artificial sweeteners, and gas-producing foods. Also in IBS, a person must use Psyllium husk (Isabgol) in the form of soluble fiber for diarrhea and must use insoluble fiber for constipation.

Yoga For IBS

Yoga for irritable bowel syndrome is really beneficial. A person must perform yoga poses putting emphasis on gastrointestinal tract such as sukhasana (easy pose), adho mukha shvanasana (dog pose), ardha matsyendrasana (half spinal twist), pavanamuktasana (gas relieving pose), savasana (corpse pose), and relaxation pose. The magic of yoga postures is that they will not only relieve and treat IBS naturally but they will also relieve stress and provide relaxation because yoga in itself is a type of meditation that is soothing and relieving to the body, mind, and soul.

Psychotherapy For IBS

There are two types of psychotherapies that have been proved beneficial for treatment of IBS:

  • Hypnotherapy for IBS is the one in which a person is made relaxed and comfortable leading to a permanent change in behavioral pattern.
  • CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy for IBS is the one in which a patient learns how to manage stress and anxiety with modification of thinking pattern.

Both these psychotherapies provide long-term benefits to IBS patients without the need of using allopathic medications that involve a lot of long-term side effects and risks. At last, we can say that all these therapies vary from case to case and a person suffering from any of the symptoms related to this disease like constant diarrhea or constipation, nausea, bloating, burping, and stomach pain must consult an IBS specialist immediately.

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mdlawyer 6 years ago

Very informative and useful hub. Thanks soni2006

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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you so much for your review and comment mdlawyer.

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dashingclaire 6 years ago from United States

Great article - loved the pictures they're so expressive!

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Tracy Ann 6 years ago from Washington

Great article. I cant wait to write my own article about IBS. I have IBS and other bowl problems that i have wanted to share with everyone. The real truths. I have read many medical text book descriptions but non have the real truths on how to live with it and what triggers it. Your hub has inspired me to write further on this subject.

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raisingme 6 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

Well done hub. Peppermint tea is my friend and it certainly provides relief.

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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi Tracy and raisingme, thanks a lot for sharing your views on irritable bowel syndrome and its treatment..

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Bard of Ely 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

Lots of great info on this problem which I suffer from!

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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hey Bard, same here. I have this problem since many years now but I have controlled it with keeping a check on my diet. Exercise and activity also plays an important role in getting relief in IBS.

Anil 6 years ago

Very informative and useful information for those suffering from Gastro problem. Please suggest treatment for this which has at least 80% success rate.

reflux 5 years ago from USA

constipation is one among the main cause for this problem, so drink water at least eight glass in a day,do regular exercises and include fiber rich food in your diet.

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