When we talk about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), we refer to that fact that it is not just regarded as a singular disease, but it is kind of condition which includes many symptoms because of mal-function of the colon, or bowel in our common understanding. If you are unable to take foods and eat in a proper way, it could cause IBS, which would make a person have uncomfortable experience in bloating, cramping or gas after he has something to eat. Here we offer some tips for you to follow if you want to ease such symptoms and take action in advance.
1. Try to prevent cramping or diarrhea.
It is quite common that even for an ordinary person; if you take some special foods, they could easily cause diarrhea or cramping. Therefore, as the person with IBS, you should avoid the foods such as coffee, alcohol, caffeine and chocolate as well as the fried foods, the artificially sweetened foods, diet foods with sorbitol and high greasy or fat foods to reduce your risks of having diarrhea or cramping.
2. Try to avoid bloating.
As the IBS sufferers, you may often have symptoms of gas and bloating because of malfunctioning of your colons. If you want to prevent such symptoms, you had better take little foods like soybeans, cabbage or beans and peas which are likely to produce gas. In addition, if you take more foods such whole grains and bran cereals, you might feel uncomfortable, for such foods with high-content of insoluble fiber could not easily dissolved in water. To avoid air into your body, you should also have less carbonated beverages or chewing gum, which are not helpful in controlling gas for IBS sufferers. It is strongly suggested by some physicians that as soon as you are diagnosed with IBS, you should get rid of insoluble fiber completely from your daily diet and then increase it slowly in small amount for proper control of gas.
3. Try to care about the diet pointers.
If you are still wondering about kind of foods you should eat as a IBS sufferer, it is better to start with low fat foods, which are not so irritating and could help reduce symptoms related to cramping after you have something to eat. Furthermore, you should have your food in the small amount frequently; the reason is that if you take larger meals, it would force your colon to work harder than it should do for the extra efforts in food digestion, which would make IBS sufferers experience a lot of painful symptoms. As water is elementary factor in helping your digestion, you are kindly advised to drink eight to 10 glasses of water at least everyday. You should also remember that for IBS suffers, it is not the food you take, the more important is what kind of the foods you choose in your daily life. If you could try not to take any foods which could cause and exacerbate the symptoms of IBS, surely you would be able to take any healthy foods that you feel comfortable in taking them.
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