What is IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as the name suggests is a collection of symptoms like constipation, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and abdominal pain. The symptoms also include mucousy stools, abdominal bloating, and very sensitive digestive system. These symptoms are considered to be caused by nerves and muscles of the bowel and the bowels fail to work well while working in the digestive process.
IBS can be caused without any visible or diagnosed abnormality of the bowels like ulcers, polyps, divertucula, tumors, infections or other disorders. IBS is know to be caused by unhealthy eating styles and enormous stress in the lifestyle. IBS also is known to be caused by anxiety and hence is know to be a type of psychosomatic disorder.
Treatment For IBS
The intensity of the IBS vary from person to person and also vary from time to time. Though there are many medications which help in relieving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Healthy lifestyle with sensible eating habits and regular exercise with relaxation techniques can help in curing IBS.
Though there are many diets available for IBS, as the symptoms and intensity differs from person to person and from time to time it would be very prudent to observe your lifestyle and eating habits and to know what triggers these symptoms. As IBS syndrome is chronic condition, you have to plan for a close check on your eating habits and lifestyle modification for relief from this disorder.
IBS diets are mainly prepared with recipes which avoid fats, spicy foods, caffeine, and other gas forming foods. Here is a list of some of the food items given, please observe how your bowels behave when these are taken in high quantities and low quantities and when avoided completely. It would be helpful if you keep a record of this and see that you come with a list of foods to avoid in your IBS diet recipes and list of foods to be taken judiciously and food which do not trigger IBS and can be taken liberally. You can use soluble fibers in high quantity in your IBS diet but when it comes to IBS triggers and insoluble fibers you have to avoid the triggers completely and use insoluble fibers judiciously as they are very useful in keeping your colon healthy.
Some of the IBS triggers
High fat foods like red meat, chicken and turkey along with skin, dairy products, egg yolks, high oil content foods, nuts, nut butter, potato chips and fries, cheese, spicy foods, etc.
Some Of The Insoluble Fibers
Recipes with whole wheat flour, recipes with whole grains, pine apple, cherries, nuts, citric fruits, eggplant, cauliflower, tomatoes, sprouts etc.
Exercise And Relaxation Techniques For IBS
As it is known that high stress level in the life is an important cause for IBS, regular exercise, yoga, yoga breathing, and other relaxation techniques when practiced regularly significantly control IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic disorder and it is prudent to have a complete modification of lifestyle and eating habits to cure IBS.