Learning To Detect IBS Symptoms
January 6, 2013 | By Tom Dixon

Many people have digestive issues they are embarrassed to discuss. No one likes to admit he or she is having trouble with bowel movements, and sometimes chooses to skip an event or dinner, worried about bathroom issues, like occasional diarrhea.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms can disrupt life. Finding a solution can make you a happier person. Take the first step toward improving your quality of life by determining if you're suffering from IBS or not.

The Importance of Recognizing IBS Symptoms

Even the healthiest adults will experience some occasional constipation or diarrhea, and usually these symptoms are only temporary. However, if you're continuously dealing with unpredictable bowel problems, it's recommended you consult a health care professional. Health symptoms are your body's language warning you something is off.

Symptoms of IBS You Should Look For

As the human body ages, it becomes more difficult to process certain foods. Keeping a record of the food you eat and what side effects you experience can be a good way of finding the cause for your digestive discomfort. This data could help you and/or your doctor determine if you're suffering from IBS. Watch out and make note of the following symptoms:

  • Alternating cases of constipation and diarrhea, often within the same 24 hour period
  • Abdominal pain or cramping for no reason
  • Stool that contains mucus
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach Bloating
  • Excessive Gas

Options for IBS Symptoms

If you realize you may be suffering from IBS, know it's rarely a life-threatening condition. There are ways to find fast relief from uncomfortable symptoms.

Instead of seeking pharmaceutical treatments that may mask IBS symptoms, try resolving the root cause of your issues by experimenting with your diet. Cutting high processed foods, including conventional meat, diary and/or gluten can usually reduce digestive issues dramatically.

Study your eating habits and how your body reacts to certain foods. Eliminating or reducing trigger foods can help your digestive system function at its best, without the need of chemically changing your natural bodily functions with drugs that many times bring harmful side effects.

Natural Remedy for Symptoms of IBS

Daily probiotic supplements can naturally help occasional digestive discomfort.* Probiotics or good bacteria, can restore the natural balance of your digestive system.* Probiotics are not a form of IBS prevention and are not considered treatment. Probiotics have simply been known to help alleviate occasional bouts of digestive discomforts.* Speak to your healthcare practitioner to learn more about probiotics.

The content material of this article or webpage is for educational and consumer information purposes only, under section 5 of DSHEA.

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