9 Tips to Improve Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a  functional disease.  It is a mixture of abdominal symptoms for which there’s no apparent cause. Symptoms include constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and abdominal pain.

Now there is still no cure for IBS but you can employ simples ways as follows to your suffering:

•        Keep a food diary: Record what you eat and what your symptoms are for a few weeks. Don’t eat a food which you notice or think it makes you feel worse.

•        Avoid gas-producing vegetables, artificial sweeteners, caffeine and alcohol.

•        Eat a wide variety of high-fiber foods like beans, oatmeal, popcorn and whole-wheat bread.

•        Eat smaller but more frequent meals.

•        Drink plenty of water.

•        Control your stress. You can break stressful situations yourself by an activity like gentle yoga or hypnosis. Psychiatrists and psychologists can help you cope with stress with additional methods.

•        Do physical activity. Perform moderate to vigorous physical activity for 20 to 30 minutes three to five times a week can reduce symptoms and protect from deterioration.

•        Use a supplement. As for most patients, peppermint oil is an effective supplement. It creates softgels that effectively relieve discomfort.

•        Avoid use laxatives as they weaken your intestines and cause you to be dependent on them.

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