Treatment for IBS
Since IBS does not have a cause its treatment is not specific. The objective of treatment is to manage the symptoms, particularly the pain. Modifications to the diet are the first corrective measure. Eating habits are also modified, in order to reduce the intensity of symptoms. For some individuals, stress management provides relief. For others, avoiding specific foods improves their condition during irritable bowel syndrome.
Pain management is another aspect. Many individuals may not require long term pain management medications. However, some people with severe spasms may require antispasmodics. Stool softeners will also be required to make stool passage easier. Low doses of antidepressants may be required for tackling stress due to depression and a class of drugs called serotonin uptake modifiers, also provide relief for some during irritable bowel syndrome.