Self Help for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If you are suffering with IBS but you amongst that lot of people who feels hesitation to ask for doctor’s help, because of nature of symptom associated with IBS, you can try yourself some alternative options to deal with your IBS. Many of the sufferers like you either do not ask for help or feels that the help they are getting is insufficient to solve their IBS problems. Self-help remedial options can solve your IBS problems and make your life comfortable, only you need to give these a try. Although, seeking professional help is always more than better option, if you feels that you have IBS. 

One major part of self-help is observing your diet. If you think that your symptoms are of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), then ensure that, you are taking fiber rich and low fat diet in every meal. Low fiber content in your food may be cause of your IBS. Take into account carefully, how much more fiber your body actually needs. Add more fiber / fibrous food to your meal.


Red meat, dairy products and fried foods are known to cause IBS and other health problems. If you are taking these foods too often and that too in sufficient quantity, then give up your habit. Also avoid any food containing fats in rich quantity and say absolute no to saturated fats. Watch your foods and analyze that you are consuming and that you are not. This will help you in choosing good food, hence your system will improves and your IBS problem may get solved. 

Analyze your food for vitamin and vitamin supplements that you are taking. Adding extra nutrient of certain types will help you to eradicate your IBS. Flaxseed is one of the viable options to keep your digestive system on right track. Using Flaxseed regularly will improve your digestive system.

Analyze how much water you are drinking each day. Some time less water in body is the causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Drink 8 to 12 glasses of water each day. This will keep your digestive system on right track. Our body needs sufficient amount of water to digest food as well as performing several other activities. The quantity of water a person drink also depends on several other factors like body type, work and work environment and environmental factors, etc. So, watch your water intake and start consuming more, if required. 

If trying on above mentioned self remedies does not help, seek for some literature on IBS from different resources like library, Internet, etc and research well on your IBS and its’ causes, start following remedial actions that you have concluded are appropriate for you, from your observations and research.  Start getting other people’s opinion that has understanding of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and whose views may help you.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is nothing but an impact of your day-to-day bad routine on you. If you have IBS, watch your food, analyze and make the necessary change in your eating habits. Watch you digestive system and consume only that food to which your digestive system responds well. Self-help is an excellent way to ease the IBS, but it is always recommended to get the professional advice.



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