Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a common digestive disorder that affects a person’s large intestine and one can suffer from abdominal pain, altered bowel behaviours, diarrhoea or constipation. IBS is usually an umbrella term used to define the ailments that stimulate irritation of one’s digestive tract.

Tips to manage IBS

Tips to manage IBS

Faulty dietary habits, sedentary lifestyle, stress and lack of sleep may worsen IBS. However, it is not impossible to manage IBS and it can be done by tweaking dietary patterns and lifestyles. 

 

-       Know your IBS triggers and keep track of your food intake 

-       Limit foods that are made with refined grains

-       Stay away from processed food, carbonated drink, alcohol and high-protein diet 

-       Gradually boost your fibre consumption and include good sources of fibre from whole grain foods, vegetables, fruits and beans 

-       Keep yourself well hydrated

-       Include an exercise routine in consultation with your doctor

-       Steer clear from spicy, processed, fried and fatty food 

-       Consult your doctor or nutritionist for a workable and realistic diet plan that can knock off trigger foods from your diet.

-       Keep stress at bay and get enough sleep.

 

For More Information, consult your Family Physician or Gastroenterologist.