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Do you have these symptoms, you could have IBS

IBS is irritable bowel syndrome, it's also called spastic colon. It is an intestinal disorder that causes pain in the stomach, wind and bouts of diarrhoea and constipation. What causes IBS isn't well understood therefore a diagnosis is often made on symptoms. Treatment may ease symptoms but this condition cannot be cured. It is chronic and can be lifelong. Symptoms include abdominal pain,bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. Treatment consists of self care and therapy. Some people control their symptoms by managing their diet and lifestyle. Others will need medication. A high fiber diet, exercise and avoiding stress is proven to be benificial. Medications to take include antidiarrhoeal,gut antispasmodic and laxitives to ease consitpation. Certain foods may trigger an attack like beans, diary products, fizzy drinks, coffee and citrus fruits. Tips to relieve irritatble bowel syndrome include cooking home made food using fresh ingredients, exercising regularly and avoiding stress. Please note to also not skip meals.

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