Can you clear a crowded room with your “back draft”? Do you suffer bloating and discomfort after eating?
Do you get heartburn or indigestion? Suffer with alternating constipation or diarrhoea?
There are lots of names for these conditions, such as “Irritable Bowel Syndrome” or “Functional Dyspepsia”,
but the bottom line (pardon the pun) is that they make you feel miserable.
Symptoms such as these can be serious, so if you’ve had symptoms that have been going on for a long
time, you have dark tarry stools, or your symptoms are getting rapidly worse, then make sure you see
your GP to rule out anything more serious.
We have seen many cases of IBS and functional dyspepsia in the pharmacy over the years, and while
not all of them are as severe as our friend here to the right, the condition often leads to the sufferer
becoming afraid to eat, or starting to eliminate certain foods from their diet to try to limit the symptoms.
Others reluctantly take medication to try to relieve their symptoms.
A little while ago, we came across a product that combines nine different herbs. It had been formulated in
Germany and used there for over 50 years and is one of their most popular natural remedies. Recent trials in an
Adelaide hospital has shown it to be as effective as some modern drugs at relieving the symptoms of digestive
If you would like to discuss your symptoms with us, pop over to King St, have a chat to one of our pharmacists and we can
let you know if this product is right for you.