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Can a journal help me figure out my IBS triggers?

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A symptom journal can help you and your doctor figure out what triggers your IBS, and how to deal with those triggers. Remember, many things can set off IBS: Certain types of food, volume of food, stress, medicines, your menstrual cycle, and your environment. You may find, for instance, that you tend to feel bloated after eating snacks during office meetings. Knowing what influences your eating and causes you distress can help you figure out how to minimize the impact of IBS on your life.

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Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author of the "American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion."

Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on April 19, 2019

SOURCE: 

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author of the "American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion."

Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on April 19, 2019

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