Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the most common questions people have about IBS and Mintec

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

IBS is a chronic condition affecting approximately 15% of people in Australia.

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Does having IBS lead to other bowel problems?

Generally IBS does not damage the colon or other parts of the digestive system and does not lead to other bowel or health problems.

What are the symptoms of IBS?

Abdominal pain, bloating, cramps and wind.

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What causes IBS?

Many factors can contribute to the development of IBS.

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What are the factors that trigger the attacks?

Infection, food intolerance, general diet, emotional stress, genetic factors and medications.

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How is IBS diagnosed?

A medical diagnosis of IBS is based on the symptoms as there is no specific test for IBS.

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Can IBS be cured?

There is no cure for IBS, but you can do a lot to help yourself. The treatment is based on reducing the symptoms and sometimes trial and error is the only way to discover what is best for you.

What medication is available?

Antispasmodic agents, such as Mintec provide effective relief of symptoms of medically-diagnosed IBS, such as abdominal pain, cramps and spasms.
You can control constipation by increasing fibre, fluid, exercise and perhaps laxatives.
To control diarrhoea you can use antidiarrhoeal drugs.

Apart from taking medicine, what else can I do?

Understanding IBS and its symptoms is important. However, the primary preventative measure is to identify individual triggers. These can be avoided through diet and other lifestyle changes. Stress reduction or finding ways how to cope with stress is also important.

How does Mintec work?

Mintec capsules contain peppermint oil, a natural antispasmodic which has been extensively researched and shown to provide soothing relief.

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Can I take Mintec when I’m out?

Absolutely. Mintec does not require refrigeration, so you can fight the symptoms of medically diagnosed IBS anywhere, anytime.

Where can I purchase Mintec?

Mintec is available in pharmacies as well as supermarkets.

Is Mintec gluten free?

Mintec is free of gluten and lactose.

This quiz can help you decide if you should see a doctor about your symptoms.
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