Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
Updated: Mar 26
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a fairly common disease that strikes anywhere between 10 – 15% of the general population, however only 40% of them will seek medical help. IBS is a condition that effects the digestive system. The disease generally causes stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea 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.
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