Probioticsmay help IBS

Probiotics may help to reduce bloating and flatulence in some people with IBS .

This issupported bya research published in 2010 , although we don't yet knowthe extent of the benefits, nor the most effective type of probiotic.

Probiotics won't work for everyone with IBS, but if you want to try them, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests taking them for at least four weeks, at a dose recommended by the manufacturer, to see if they help.

Read the NICE guidelines for managing IBS in adults .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018