Managing irritable bowel syndrome by tackling stress and negative thoughts

To better treat IBS patients, SGH has been providing its patients with an integrated treatment via medical, behavioural and dietary therapy.
To better treat IBS patients, SGH has been providing its patients with an integrated treatment via medical, behavioural and dietary therapy.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

SINGAPORE - Three years ago, social worker Sivasankeri Sathasivam started having bouts of diarrhoea several times a week.

Gradually, it became worse. She had severe pain in her abdomen, no appetite and diarrhoea up to 10 times a day.

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