IBS Affects from 10% to 15% of the U.S. Population, Says the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

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IBS affects people of all ages, even children. About two of every three sufferers are female. Fiber supplements such as psyllium can be an effective treatment for the discomfort and pain associated with IBS.

April is IBS Awareness Month. People who suffer from abdominal pain or discomfort and their bowel habits have changed, they might have a disorder known as irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. IBS affects from 10% to 15% of the U.S. population, says the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD). IBS affects people of all ages, even children. About two of every three sufferers are female.

Key symptoms of the disorder are pain or discomfort in the abdomen (the area below the chest and above the hips). Other symptoms have to do with bowel habits, such as diarrhea or constipation. Peppermint oil and fiber are effective treatments. Dietary fiber can improve mild constipation. Soluble fiber soothes and regulates the digestive tract; it helps to stabilize intestinal contractions resulting from the gastro colic reflex and helps in both conditions of diarrhea and constipation. Soluble Fiber also helps form a gel and creates bulk as it passes intact through the gut, preventing diarrhea. On the other hand, soluble fiber also effectively relieves constipation by softening and pushing through impacted fecal matter, making Konsyl Original All-Natural Psyllium Fiber an excellent form of soluble fiber for IBS patients with chronic diarrhea or chronic constipation.

Add fiber to a diet slowly, over a period of several weeks. If bran causes bloating or excessive gas, the IFFGD suggests a fiber supplement such as psyllium, taken with plenty of water.

Go to the Konsyl website for more information about IBS and treating it with a psyllium fiber supplement.

About Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc. produces high quality, all natural fiber supplements and digestive aids for improved intestinal and digestive health. Konsyl products address a variety of digestive issues, such as Constipation, Diarrhea, IBS and Diverticulosis. For over 45 years, doctors have recommended 100% natural Konsyl products as a soluble fiber supplement for patients of all ages. The high fiber content of Konsyl products helps consumers to achieve dependable digestive health. Konsyl products are available in fine pharmacies and chain stores throughout the United States. For more information on Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc. or its complete line of products, contact a company representative at 800-356-6795, or visit the company’s website at http://www.konsyl.com.

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