What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. If you haven’t heard of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or don’t know what it is – consider yourself lucky. 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (otherwise known as IBS) is a common disorder affecting the stomach and intestines. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, cramping or bloating, gas, diarrhea and/or constipation. These symptoms become present when you are starting to pass a bowel movement. 

IBS symptoms vary, but are usually present for a long time. A small percentage of IBS patients have severe symptoms, but most IBS patients can expect to need to manage their symptoms long-term. You may be able to manage your symptoms by altering your diet, lifestyle and stress levels. Those with more severe symptoms may be helped with a medication such as Low Dose Naltrexone.

Low Dose Naltrexone was shown to improve symptoms in 76% of patients in a 2006 Journal of Digestive Diseases and Sciences study. There were no significant adverse reactions and Low Dose Naltrexone was well tolerated. LDN was shown to improve pain and overall feeling.¹

If you are interested in trying LDN for your irritable bowel syndrome, email the pharmacy at info@redlinepharmacy.com, or call the pharmacy (402-462-2929) and speak with one of our pharmacists. 


Ref: Kariv R, Tiomny E, Grenshpon R, Dekel R, Waisman G, Ringel Y, Halpern Z. Low-dose naltreoxone for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: a pilot study. Dig Dis Sci. 2006 Dec;51(12):2128-33. doi: 10.1007/s10620-006-9289-8. Epub 2006 Nov 1. PMID: 17080248.