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Symptoms and Home Remedy for IBS

Submitted by Serena Mason on December 11, 2009

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, being a functional problem, can be difficult to deal with. It’s not a unique problem and with the necessary dietary modification which goes along with certain lifestyle changes, living with IBS can be no problem at all. The problem with this particular variety of digestive disorders, which affects the bottom half of our bodies, is that visible damage is lacking. This means that there are no telltale signs like ulcers to pick up on.

At the same time, the intestines do malfunction.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, which is a very commonplace symptom that appears on the list of countless disorders’ symptoms. At the same time, accompanying symptoms include bloating as well as diarrhea or, on the other hand, constipation. Now such digestive problem symptoms are typically recurring.

One has to pay attention to possible Irritable Bowel Syndrome triggers.

Ask yourself what leads to these sudden digestive disorder symptoms. Is it the spicy food or is it something else altogether, such as stress?

The problem with IBS is that scientists still can’t say for sure what we’re doing wrong that causes this syndrome. It could have something to do with the regular signals that are typically flowing to and fro, from the brain to intestines.

When it comes to treating IBS, one of the best ways one can do this is with the help of Psyllium husk. This little secret is completely natural and at the same time extremely effective in treating such digestive disorders as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

However, bear in mind that it’s probably best to use only unflavored Psyllium husk if you opt for this home remedy. Mix this wonderful treatment with some water and it would be most effective to take it twice daily.

Not only is Psyllium husk known for its high fiber content but it is also of the water soluble type and hence it doesn’t lead to bowel irritation. It is also high in mucilage and, as a result, it facilitates regular bowel movements, which is much needed. It also provides roughage and prevents the problems of constipation and diarrhea. Don’t forget other sources of fiber such as whole-grain bread and those green vegetables.

There seems to be no escaping the digestive benefits of vegetarian food, especially when cooked in a healthy fashion. At the same time, IBS necessitates exercise to keep your digestive system healthy. This becomes doubly important if you have IBS and you’re overweight.

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