Have a healthy gut with these tips

Have a healthy gut with these tips

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common condition of the bowel system which leaves people feeling uncomfortable and in pain, so here we have some tips on how to deal with it. 

These tips will get you thinking more about your condition and may help you to control it. 

  • Keep a diary.

Keeping a food and symptom diary can be a really useful way of identifying what triggers your IBS, so they can be excluded from or reduced in the diet.

  • Try not to skip meals.

Leaving long gaps between eating or eating late at night can both aggravate IBS.

  • Drink lots.

Keep yourself hydrated by drinking at least eight glasses of fluid a day - water, sugar free squash or herbal teas are all good options.

  • Be prepared.

Checking menus before eating out and sounding out toilet locations before visiting a new place will put your mind at rest and reduce the chances of your IBS flaring-up.

  • Talk about it!

IBS affects around 10-20% of people so it can be helpful to talk to others about it to find out their top tips on coping.

  • Exercise daily.

Even gentle exercise such as yoga or walking the dog can be a great way to help manage IBS symptoms, so try and fit something into your daily routine.

  • Keep calm.

Reducing your stress levels can have a positive effect on your IBS so make sure you find some time for yourself and try out different relaxation methods such as aromatherapy, massage, relaxation tapes or just sitting down with a good book.

  • Keep a treatment handy.

Antispasmodic treatments such as Buscopan IBS Relief can be taken at the first sign of every flare-up, whether mild or severe, so make sure you keep one handy.

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