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Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a condition that affects the small and large bowels, which causes pain, irritation and discomfort, this then cause the bowel to become extremely sensitive and cause the bowel into violent contractions andspasms when simply eating a meal or in situations of stress. Hypnotherapy is excellent in working with stress so sometimes dealing with stressful situations in your life will stop or massively reduce the IBS.

There is a link between IBS and stress and it affects as many as 1 in ten people at some point in their lives to the extent that they will need to visit their doctor. After checking that there isn’t a medical reason the hypnotherapy is very effective in helping with IBS and often there will be a root cause and finding this alone can have massive affect in and of itself. 

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Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is one of the most common disorders of the digestive system, the symptoms of IBS include:

  • Abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Abdominal contractions, cramps and spasms
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhoea and excessive wind
  • Constipation
  • Nausea

Hypnotherapy can help with the symptoms of IBS such as dealing with stress, helping you to relax, programming the unconscious mind to forget about noticing certain things whilst being curious about what positive things you could notice instead and by using visualization skills. Basically because everyone is different there will be a unique and tailored approach which will work best for you.

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From Healthline – the types of IBS

As a functional GI disorder, IBS is caused by disruptions in the way your brain and gut interact with one another. It’s often a chronic (long-term) GI disorder that primarily develops before age 50.

It’s estimated that between 7 and 21 percentTrusted Source of people have IBS. Women are twice as likely to have this condition compared to men.

When you think of IBS, some telling symptoms may come to mind, including:

abdominal pain

cramps, bloating, and gas

abnormal bowel movements

However, researchTrusted Source continues to reveal that IBS isn’t one single disease, but is likely connected to other underlying medical issues.

As such, IBS comes in multiple forms. These include IBS-C, IBS-D, and IBS-M/IBS-A. Sometimes IBS may develop as a result of an intestinal infection or diverticulitis, too.

It’s important to pay close attention to your symptoms so your doctor can provide you with a more accurate diagnosis. Knowing the type of IBS you have can then lead to better treatment measures.


IBS with constipation, or IBS-C, is one of the more common types.

You may have this form of IBS if your abnormal bowel movement days consist of stools that are at least 25 percent hard or lumpy, but also less than 25 percent loose in consistency.

With this type of IBS, you’ll experience fewer bowel movements overall, and you may sometimes strain to go when you do have them. IBS-C can also cause abdominal pain that accompanies gas and bloating.


IBS-D is also known as IBS with diarrhea. This type of IBS causes the opposite issues with IBS-C.

With IBS-D, more than a quarter of stools on your abnormal bowel movement days are loose, while less than a quarter are hard and lumpy.

If you have IBS-D, you may also feel abdominal pain along with more frequent urges to go. Excessive gas is also common.


Some people have another type called IBS with mixed bowel habits, or IBS-M. IBS-M is also sometimes called IBS with alternating constipation and diarrhea (IBS-A).

If you have this form of IBS, your stools on abnormal bowel movement days will be both hard and watery. Both must occur at least 25 percent of the time each, in order to be classified as IBS-M or IBS-A.

Post-infectious IBS

Post-infectious (PI) IBS refers to symptoms that occur after you’ve had a GI infection. After your infection, you may still have chronic inflammation along with issues with gut flora and intestinal permeability.

Diarrhea is the most prominent sign of PI-IBS. Vomiting may also occur.

It’s estimated that anywhere from 5 to 32 percentTrusted Source of people who have these types of bacterial infections will develop IBS. Around half of people may eventually recover, but it can take many years to treat the underlying inflammation that’s causing the IBS symptoms.

Post-diverticulitis IBS

If you’ve had diverticulitis, you may be at risk of developing IBS.

Diverticulitis occurs when the small pouches that line the lower part of your large intestine — called diverticula — get infected or inflamed.

The condition itself causes nausea, abdominal pain, and fever, along with constipation.

Post-diverticulitis IBS is just one possible complication following diverticulitis. While similar in symptoms to PI-IBS, this type of IBS occurs after diverticulitis has been treated.