Do you have IBS? What you need to know.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)is a fairly common disease that strikes anywhere between 10 – 15% of the general population so there is no need to feel like you’re suffering alone. The month of April is recognised as IBS awareness month which was declared by the IFFGD organisation and is listed on the United States National Health Observances calendar.
Information about IBS
IBS is a condition that effects the digestive system. The disease generally causes stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation and can be ongoing for weeks, months or longer at a time. The exact cause for this condition is unknown but research is ongoing.
There are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to IBS. A general guideline can be followed to ensure that symptoms are controlled.
- Make sure the majority of food eaten is homemade or fresh.
- Keep a diary of everything you eat in order to understand what triggers symptoms.
- Take in probiotics to help with the overall health of your digestive system.
- Eat unhealthy processed foods.
- Drink alcohol or carbonated drinks
- Eat too quickly or have too much delay between meals
If you think you may have IBS don’t be afraid to do your own research. There are healthy diet plans on the internet you can find as well as tips and techniques listed such as here on this article that should help prevent this dastardly condition.