IBS Awareness Month: Here’s How to Beat the Bloat when it Comes to IBS with Constipation

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Confused and disappointed by the OTC options when it comes to IBS with constipation? Try this super-effective prescription solution

By The LifeMinute Team

April 14, 2017

Millions Of Sufferers

“Over 13 million people in the U.S. Suffer every day, but it’s hard to navigate through the OTC options. Many of my patients have tried laxatives, probiotics and supplements. Sometimes they get temporary relief, but symptoms usually reoccur,” says Dr. Su Sachar, who adds that it is rewarding to talk to patients  about what has and hasn’t worked for them. “I ask them what they are eating, what their stress level is,” she says. “IBS with constipation is multifactorial.”

A Patient Speaks Out

Amber Vesey had her first  endoscopy at 7 and was diagnosed with IBS with constipation at fifteen. “In college my stomach was so bloated I looked 6 months pregnant,” she says. “This  gave me a messed up body image. I also went to the emergency room three times in one summer and was taking 8 different medications a day. But I still wasn’t seeing relief.” 

That changed when she started taking Linzess. “It allowed me to be proactive with my condition instead of reacting once symptoms had already started. I owe them a big thank you.”

As with every medication, there can be side effects, so talk to your healthcare provider. Linzess is only for patients over 18. For more information go to linzess.com.