The name indicates irritable bowel syndrome is a “syndrome”, and a syndrome is described as having a set of symptoms. Symptoms of the syndrome may vary from one individual to another, and the diagnosis of the syndrome can be elusive. The syndrome can be truly determined by a physician only when all the various symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome a person experiences are tested for, and other intestinal disease is excluded.

However, the symptoms experienced by most people are too mild that they do not consult a physician. Indeed, a person suffering from the symptoms of the syndrome would more probably ascribe it to taking bad food than any other reason. Then they simply live with it, for decades sometimes.

In some cases the symptoms characterizing Irritable bowel syndrome may eventually ruin a person’s life. We are mainly talking about diarrhea and abdominal pain, although there are a lot of other manifestations of IBS.

How a person can get relief from the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

1) Analyzing the symptoms – In order for the symptoms to be controlled, it is essential to know about these symptoms. This is due to the fact that Irritable bowel syndrome can exhibit a collection of symptoms and it varies from person to person. Some people suffer from diarrhea, whereas some others experience constipation. Some of them experience abdominal cramping whereas a few others feel bloated. Learn your body and compare with those who are “healthy” to see if you are living with something that should be addressed.

2) Evaluate your diet- Whatever you feel internally is associated with what you eat in many cases. And when you have found out the symptoms of your illness it is very easy to remove those symptoms in many cases by eliminating that category of foods from your diet. One of the most prominent ways to do is to start with a well balanced diet, and get off the SAD (Standard America Diet) of super-sized french fries and sodas. You have to choose your food depending upon the type of symptom. The food should be soothing to the bowel and intestine. This is trial and error in most people with help from nutritional coaches and doctors.

In general reduce high fat food intake, limit alcoholic beverages or any dairy products.It is FAR more complex than this, but it’s a start. The point is learn your diet after you learn your body.

3) Cool Down and Relax- Don’t exhaust yourself. Don’t take too much tension or stress in life. Be calm and cool in your work environment, which will have profound effects on your bowel also which aids in recovering fast. You can see employees carrying antacid in their hand. These is mainly because of the appearance of the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and ulcers. Try to remove these influences. IF you can’t, try to manage them through stress reduction and management techniques including yoga and meditation. These do not have to be foreign concepts and you do not have to go completely Zen if you don’t want to. But basics in these areas can go a long way to help.

By working on some of the above you should be able to alleviate the symptoms of IBS in some manner, and get closer to the root cause and possible cure. Thinking that it is incurable does not help. Be proactive! You can defeat this syndrome.

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