There is no cure for IBS. However many people are able to control their symptoms with lifestyle modifications, stress management, medications, and alternative treatments. The goal of treatment is to minimize your symptoms and the effect they have on your life.

Treatment for IBS includes:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapies

At this time, there are no surgical procedures to treat IBS.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Daus Mahnke, MD
  • Review Date: 05/2017 -
  • Update Date: 12/20/2014 -