Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome Naturally

Suffering from cramps, bloating and diarrhea or constipation? You may have irritable bowel syndrom, a disorder of the intestines that often develops in people over the age of 20. Though frustrating and at times embarrassing, it thankfully does not cause more serious diseases and though not cureable can be treated with just a few lifestyle changes. People with IBS often have sensitive intestines, and often find a flare up is triggered by stress, hormones and antibiotics.

How can I tell if I irritable bowel syndrome?

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bouts of both diarrhea and constipation
  • Gas and bloating
  • Nausea
  • Nausea after eating
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mucus covered stools
  • The urge to have a bowel movement immediately following one.

 

How can I prevent irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome can’t be prevented, but the symptoms can controlled using these tricks:

  • Relax. Stress makes IBS much, much worse.
  • Work on getting a healthier outlook on life so that everyday situations don’t stress you out.
  • Use visualization to help control stressful situations.
  • Exercise regularly. It helps keep your digestive system working properly.
  • Eat slowly and eat smaller meals. This makes it easier for the body to digest.
  • Drink between meals not during them. Drinks dilute digestive juices and makes digestion harder.
  • Avoid laxatives as much as possible.

 

How can I treat irritable bowel syndrome?

  • Avoid foods that will aggravate your symptoms such as dairy, citrus fruits, onions, beans, broccoli, cabbage, peppers, carbonated drinks, spicy foods, wheat products, sugar, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol and fats.
  • ┬áTake a hot bath to relieve stomach cramps.
  • Increase your intake of oatbran.. Its mild, colon friendly and doesn’t involve gluten.
  • Drink water, especially if you have diarrhea.
  • Juice a cabbage wth a carrot. It soothes intestinal trouble.
  • Lettuce and pears are excellent for nutrients and their ability to soothe the intestines.
  • Eat yogurt with live bacteria cultures. These bacteria are helpful and will keep your digestive tract moving.
  • Make fennel tea by steeping 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds in a cup of boiling water. It’ll help relieve spasms. You can do the same flaxseed.
  • Peppermint is excellent for relieving cramping, diarrhea, and stomach troubles.
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