What Supplements Are Used to Treat IBS with Constipation (IBS-C)?

Q:
What supplements are used to treat IBS with constipation (IBS-C)?

A:
Fiber Supplements
Fiber supplements are the commonly used supplements to treat IBS with constipation. These include:

  • Wheat bran
  • Corn fiber
  • Calcium polycarbophil (Fibercon)
  • Psyllium (Fiberall, Metamucil, Perdiem, and others)

These agents may help with constipation, but they don’t seem to help with other IBS symptoms such as stomachaches, discomfort, and swelling. The extra fiber may make belly pain, bloating, and discomfort worse.

 

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