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Irritable Bowel Syndrome - How You Can Treat

Dec 19th 2013 at 10:02 PM

Bowel syndromeHundreds and thousands of people worldwide are known to suffer from the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. Fortunately though there are many IBS products available in the markets which help to get relief from symptoms. A mixture of medication, dietary changes and stress management is known to be the most effective means to cure this condition. Although there are many methods of treatment available for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, it is always preferable that you talk to your doctor before trying any of them.

This is important because you should not take any medication for the condition without knowing about the ingredients present in it. Your doctor is therefore the best position to advise you on the different types of treatment and medications available in the market. Perhaps the best way to get relief from the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome is to incorporate certain lifestyle and dietary changes. Diet plays a very important role and make some small changes that are known to provide relief of various symptoms of IBS. You must first, avoid certain types of food items including, alcohol, wheat, sugar, caffeine and beans. Many people with IBS are known to suffer from constipation. In these cases, doctors often recommend a diet that is rich in fiber.

They should make it a point to have generous servings of fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, carrots, apples and bananas as part of their diet. In some cases, diarrhea is often caused due to IBS. In this case, doctors recommend a different kind of diet. Ultimately the severity of the condition is what dictates the various changes in eating habits. Drinking plenty of water is also recommended for people who suffer from this condition. Research has also shown the relationship between stress and various digestive disorders. Stress management is thus an important part of treating these disorders. Meditation and deep breathing are known to offer great relief from some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

You should also make a point to eat at regular intervals and avoid the habit of snacking in between. The best way to have your meals is divided into several smaller meals spread throughout the day, rather than having large meals at less frequent intervals. You should also consciously work to get rid of stress. Go out with your family is a good way to relax. You can also take up some hobby or sport to help get rid of both stress and improve your overall health.

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