While doctors aren’t totally certain exactly what causes IBS, most agree that stress is a major factor. If you’ve got stress induced IBS, you can greatly improve your symptoms by simply learning how to unwind. Relaxing is no easy thing to do when your digestive system is acting up and you’re in unfathomable pain. But with these relaxation tips, you’ll be able to distract yourself from your symptoms long enough to relax and feel better.
I know from personal experience that figuring out what foods cause your symptoms is not a simple thing to do. But just because something’s not simple doesn’t make it impossible and not worth doing, right? Working out your IBS trigger foods and avoiding them at all costs is one of the easiest ways to stop your IBS symptoms dead in their tracks. Plus, it doesn’t cost a thing, it works surprisingly quickly and doesn’t involve any invasive tests!
We talked about the most common IBS symptoms last week in What is IBS?, but now it’s time to delve a little deeper and look at effective IBS treatments, too. Since I was diagnosed with IBS in November 2016, I’ve had more than enough time to experiment with all kinds of treatments and these are the ones I can 100% recommend that have worked for me and significantly improved my life. (And the lives of those around me, since I’m pretty much a living hell to be around when my symptoms flare up!)
Suffering from unbearably painful stomach cramps? Find yourself stuck in the bathroom with diarrhoea or constipation? Feeling ridiculously bloated and struggling to find something in your wardrobe that fits? If you’re experiencing these symptoms, there’s a chance you’ve got IBS. But don’t worry: it’s not the end of the world. Today we’re going to answer the question “What is IBS?” and look at the most common symptoms to see if it’s what’s causing your problems.