Outsmarting Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Are you sick and tired of being a victim of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? You may not be able to get rid of it completely, but, there are some techniques and tips which you can definitely use to help you get rid of that unwanted, sore, and painful tummy. Here are 5 helpful tips to soothe an IBS affected stomach.
1. Think other than IBS
Often, many diseases and infections have similar, or the same symptoms as other diseases. This makes it very easy for anyone to easily be fooled into thinking that it’s not possible; it has to be the same disease. That is not true, it can be anything at all. Even if you have IBS and you are facing other difficulties, never underestimate it. Always go for a proper checkup and do not assure yourself it is IBS until and unless the doctor tells you it is.
2. Talk to your Doctor about Medication
Never take medication on your own, always ask your doctor to prescribe a medication or ask someone from a local clinic to check you and then hand you a prescription. For IBS, the best treatment includes a good, well maintained, and balanced diet, along with a change in the individual’s lifestyle.
3. Avoid Self-Medication
No matter how many years you have been taking medicines for IBS; never ever take medication without consulting a proper doctor. For those who have other chronic diseases, this rule applies for you as well. If your own personal doctor is unavailable, then go to another doctor, get a checkup and take the medication thereafter.
4. Maintain Healthy & Regular Eating Patterns
The key to avoid IBS is to eat a healthy meal with healthy eating patterns and habits. Eating too quickly is not good for your digestion no matter how hungry you are. Eat a healthy meal with proper intervals and chew slowly. You will get a chance to enjoy the meal to the fullest as well.
5. Say NO to Stress
Stress is one of the major contributors, and one of the worst triggers of IBS. It can trigger unhealthy physiologic responses which can further lead to unwanted gastrointestinal reactions and manipulate its functions. In order to control stress, techniques and practices such as yoga, meditation, massages, and other substitutes to divert one’s mind should be adapted. As a matter of fact, IBS or no IBS, make healthy diet and exercise a daily routine.
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