Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Signs & Treatment

Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Are digestive issues impacting your quality of life? Do you suffer from constant or intermittent abdominal pain, flatulence, constipation or diarrhea? Figuring out how to manage the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be confusing, frustrating and complicated because what works for one person doesn’t always work for another. ​

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

IBS is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by a group of symptoms accompanied together that include abdominal pain and changes in the consistency of bowel movements. Symptoms may occur over very long time, often years. IBS is classified into four main types depending on whether constipation or diarrhea is common, both are common, or none occur very often (IBS-D, IBS-C, IBS-M, or IBS-U, respectively). The negative affects of IBS may result in missed school, work or other social opportunities, essentially lowering one’s quality of life . It is not unusual for people with IBS to suffer with major depression, anxiety or chronic fatigue syndrome. Currently there are no medications or surgical procedures that can cure IBS.

Symptom Management

Working with Registered Dietitians or Naturopathic Doctors can help you manage symptoms, maintain remission and prevent relapses caused by IBS. Getting the right advice for what you eat can deter medical complications, prevent nutrient deficiencies, and improve your wellbeing.

More than just Nutritional counselling, CARESPACE offers functional integrative therapies that help promote a healthier life by using an evidence-based, result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness allowing you to get better quickly and stay well longer. Start living your healthier life today!

Your choice of in-clinic or online with TeleCARE


It's your choice if you want to be treated online with TeleCARE or in-person at our clinic. With TeleCARE you can attend your appointment from the convenience of your computer, tablet or phone. It's easy, effective and your first appointment is free.  

Direct billing

Most CARESPACE services both in-clinic and online are covered by most group health insurance plans. Please ask your practitioner for more information. 

We're here for you day, evenings and weekends

The clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 8:00PM and Saturday and Sunday 8:00AM to 6:00PM. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available both at our clinic and online with TeleCARE

Live-answer reception

Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to talk to our live-answer reception team who will be happy to book or reschedule appointments or answer any questions.

Your first online appointment is FREE

Please call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.


You're 15-minutes away from a better diet

Serving Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding area 

CARESPACE is conveniently located at the intersection of Northfield and Weber Streets in Waterloo and can be accessed by most of Kitchener-Waterloo in less than 15-minutes. It is only 2-blocks from the ION LRT and Highway 85 and has ample on site free parking.

CARESPACE Health+Wellness

564 Weber Street North, Unit 12 

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5C6

Extended Clinic Hours


8:00am to 8:00pm Monday to Friday

8:00am to 6:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

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