Antibiotics and IBS

Intestinal Microflora
Intestinal Microflora

There could be a number of causes for the symptoms that now fall under the umbrella of ‘irritable bowel syndrome’ (IBS), but there’s one cause I’m certain of and science has validated my certainty: Antibiotics.

Many years ago, before IBS was a thing, before the symptoms that distinguished it were labeled a disease, I suffered many of the symptoms associated with the disorder – stomach upset, bloating, alternating between constipation and diarrhea – a short while after completing a course of antibiotics. Each symptom started off fairly mild, but intensified with time. … This article has been moved to the new Holistic Health & Living at


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