Research about irritable bowel syndrome is turning us away from an “old friend” and instead to two different types of medicine. A compilation of 56 randomized controlled trials (read this: really good research studies) showed that there is better treatment for intermittent bouts of abdominal pain, constipation, gas and boating than fiber.
Antispasmodic medicines AND a special type of antidepressant help with abdominal pain. Fiber has been found to help lower cholesterol, but antispasmodics and antidepressants may help IBS symptoms.
So, if you suffer from IBS… talk to your doctor now!