Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), also known as “Spastic Colon,” is a common disorder where the bowel doesn’t work or function properly.
Symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome include:
Some common IBS triggers include:
- Eating a meal
- Hormonal changes
- Certain medications
It is important to address your stress levels if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Exercise, meditation, guided imagery, deep breathing, or other relaxations therapies can help calm you. Studies have shown that physical activity and relaxation techniques help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms.
Probiotics are friendly intestinal flora that can help reduce the effects of harmful organisms in the intestinal tract. Some studies suggest probiotics aid in balancing the flora in your intestines which can help with diarrhea and constipation symptoms. Probiotics can be found in yogurt that has “active cultures” or in a natural probiotic supplement such as Advanced ProBiotic Formula. A good digestive aid such as Advanced Digestive Enzymes can help break down the foods you are having trouble with.
Healthy Fact: You can request an IgG food sensitivity/intolerance test from your integrative practitioner to discover which foods which are contributing to your discomfort.