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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.


DO

  • 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.


DON’T

  • Eat unhealthy processed foods.

  • Drink alcohol or carbonated drinks

  • Eat too quickly or have too much delay between meals


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