Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Signs and symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. IBS is a chronic condition that you'll need to manage long term. Certain strains of probiotics but not all probiotics have proven to be most effective for IBS. Often fiber can help. Here are some proven formulas. Drugs almost always make things worse.
If you have loose stools and too much fluid, adding fiber along with probiotics, will help absorb the fluid and normalize the stool along with the reduction of cramping. Constipation will often respond to the same treatment. Sometimes prolonged use of these products will eliminate the condition but not for everyone. These products make the condition very manageable. You may have to adjust dosage to affect symptoms. Don't give up too quickly. Keep in mind that probiotics and fiber make you healthier. They don't have negative effects like drugs. You can and should take them your whole life.