3 Most effective ways to cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome

3 Most effective ways to cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Learn What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and How-To Stop It?


  • You’ve been looking forward to the neighbourhood cookout all week. Then, suddenly, just as you’re heading over with the potato salad, an attack of diarrhoea forces you to spend the rest of the evening in your bathroom. 
  • It wouldn’t be so bad if it only happened once in a blue moon, but this happens to you several times a week.
  • That’s typical for a sufferer of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is a group of symptoms, not a disease. If you have IBS, there is nothing physically wrong with your gastrointestinal tract, although you probably have symptoms like painful gas; bloating, and alternating constipation and diarrhoea, which can lead to haemorrhoids.
  • People with IBS would like nothing better than to know what causes it and how to stop it. But instead of identifying one culprit, researchers keep finding new suspects to add to the line-up.


Sugar

  • Many people with bowel disorders have trouble absorbing lactose, fructose, and sorbitol. Lactose is the sugar found in milk, and fructose occurs naturally in fruit, corn syrup, and honey. Sorbitol, found in certain berries, is used as a sweetener in many foods.
  • Researchers in Israel wondered if eliminating these sweeteners from the diet could help people with bowel problems. They tested their theory by having IBS sufferers cut these sweeteners from their diets for one month. The results might motivate you to do the same. More than half of the study participants who returned for follow-up reported fewer IBS symptoms.
  •  The researchers concluded that people with IBS should try avoiding these sugars before opting for medicine. Try eliminating one type of sugar at a time to see if it helps you. Be sure to read labels carefully and consider visiting a nutritionist for advice.

Lack of Sleep

  • New research shows that your IBS can be worse if you don’t get enough sleep. In a two-month study, women with IBS reported worse symptoms following even one night of poor rest. Do whatever you must to get a good night’s sleep. Unplug the phone, wear earplugs, or take a warm bath to help you settle down. 
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed – probably a good idea anyway if you have IBS – since these can interfere with your sleep. And shoot for eight hours of shut-eye every night.

Stress

  • Negative emotions, such as anger, sadness, and anxiety, can make IBS symptoms worse, and flare-ups are more likely when you’re under stress. Concentrating on your breathing can be the key to learning to relax. Most people aren’t aware of their breathing. After all, it’s automatic. Check yourself during the day to see how you’re doing.
  •  If you’re taking shallow breaths from your chest, you need to take a minute to breathe slowly and deeply – as though you were breathing from your stomach. Concentrate on each breath until you feel yourself begin to relax. Do this several times each day until it’s second nature to you.
  • You can also deal with negative emotions by learning to express yourself better. If you’re someone who can never speak up, consider taking an assertiveness training class or asking a therapist to work with you so you’ll gain confidence. Often, learning to express anger and other negative emotions leads to better health for IBS sufferers.


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