Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain
- Diarrhea and Constipation (sometimes alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea).
- Mucusy or Bloody Stools
What Causes IBS?
The exact cause of IBS is still unknown. Health Experts have shared some ways they think it could have come about such as:
- Abnormalities in your nervous system
- Intestine Sensitivity
Although the cause is unknown, physicians can test for IBS. The sooner you catch it the easier it is to treat. Always pay attention to your symptoms and the length of time you are experiencing them. The more information you can provide the better.
Everyone’s body is different so paying attention to how your body reacts to a particular food or drink will help you create a more specific diet catered to how your body functions.
What Foods to Avoid with Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
- Caffeine and Carbonated Beverages
- Greasy, Fried & Fatty Foods
- Spicy Foods
- Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
Foods that may be regularly eaten in any quantity:
- Ripened Bananas
- White rice
- Fish (broiled or baked-avoid shellfish)
- Chicken Soups (No Cream Soups)
- Fresh Chicken or Turkey
- Cooked vegetables
- English muffin
- Plain Cereals, Cheerios, Cornflakes, Cream of Wheat, Rice Krispies
- Ripened Banana
- Fruit juices (except prune juice)
- Applesauce, apricots, banana (1/2), cantaloupe, canned fruit cocktail, grapes, honeydew melon, peaches, watermelon
- Enriched refined white bread or buns
- Alfalfa sprouts, beets, green/yellow beans, carrots, celery, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, mushrooms, green/red peppers, potatoes (peeled), squash, zucchini
- Well-cooked, tender meat, fish and eggs
- Potatoes (no skin)
- Vegetable juices
- Arrowroot cookies, tea biscuits, soda crackers, plain melba toast
- White Rice
For more information on diet restrictions and suggestions for your Autoimmune Disease, call A.M.P. Floracel® at 954 637-7613 to speak to a specialist today!
Lifestyle and Treatment tips for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Treatment for IBS:
Treatment for IBS is usually focused on relieving the symptoms. Dietary changes, medication, stress reduction therapies, or even natural remedies are all different ways to treat your IBS. Avoiding foods that trigger your symptoms is important. Make sure to exercise daily even if it’s a 15 minute walk. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and have healthy sleeping habits.