Irritable bowel syndrome is not something you discuss at a party unless you are among your closest friends and want to obtain advice from them. Otherwise, it is a taboo subject, and sufferers don't like to talk about it. Many don't even talk to their doctor, although doctors are exactly the right people to talk to about this problem. But what do doctors advise when you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome?
The most important question is, what exactly causes irritable bowel syndrome? Those affected know exactly what makes life difficult for them. A variety of bloating, constipation, sometimes diarrhea, and sometimes "just" abdominal pain. Examinations usually reveal no cause, so it is a so-called psychosomatic illness. But what to do about it?