Coping with IBS is more than just taking your medications. Get tips for
dealing with the stress and lifestyle changes that come with living with
irritable bowel syndrome.
There may not be a cure for irritable bowel syndrome, but there are ways to deal with its daily challenges.
When you know the things that can make your IBS symptoms flare up, you can make a plan to avoid them.
If you have IBS, limiting carbohydrates that are fermentable oligo-, di-, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) may help alleviate abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and more.
A Diet for IBS With Diarrhea.
People who have irritable bowel syndrome tend to have other conditions along with it.
It is not entirely clear how stress, anxiety, and IBS are related -- or which one comes first -- but studies show they tend to co-exist.
As far as scientists know, IBS doesn't cause depression, and depression doesn’t cause IBS. But for many people, the two go together.
Learn ways to manage the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome while on the job.
A symptom journal can help you and your doctor figure out what triggers your IBS, and how to deal with those triggers.