09/06/2013 05:59 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

How to Cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome in a Few Days

Almost one of six people has this "disease."

I see this every day in my practice.

Over 75 percent of people who suffer are not diagnosed.

There is no current standard medical treatment.

Yet, it causes more than twice the number of days off work, days in bed, and reduction in regular activities than for people who don't suffer from it.

That's the bad news.

The good news is that it is curable, that you don't have to suffer, and that following a few simple steps will cure this debilitating problem for most people in a few days.

How do you know whether you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? And what can you do to fix it?

Do you have:

  • Gas?
  • Bloating after meals?
  • Abdominal pain?
  • Diarrhea or constipation (which means NOT going every single day at least once or twice)?

If you do, then you have irritable bowel syndrome.

Through the science of functional medicine, a new way of thinking about how to solve this (and every other!) complex health problem, you can fix this problem quickly by simple changes in diet and a few other simple strategies.

Get to the root of the problem. Don't just suppress symptoms.

Watch this week's House Call below and find out why you actually have IBS and how to cure it quickly.

Wishing you health and happiness,

Mark Hyman, M.D.

Mark Hyman, M.D. is a practicing physician, founder of The UltraWellness Center, a six-time New York Times bestselling author, and an international leader in the field of Functional Medicine. You can follow him on Twitter, connect with him on LinkedIn, watch his videos on YouTube, become a fan on Facebook, and subscribe to his newsletter.

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