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Is it important to keep track of my IBS triggers?

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When you know the things that can trigger your flare-ups, you can make a plan to avoid them. That way, you can work on keeping problems with constipation, diarrhea, belly pain, and bloating to a minimum. IBS is different for everyone, but it may help to keep track of how you react to the most common symptom triggers and learn to prevent them.

SOURCES:
Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion.
American College of Gastroenterology.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Mayo Clinic.
Jeffrey Roberts, founder and president, IBS Self Help and Support Group.
Lynn Jacks, founder, IBS support group, Summit, NJ.
Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD, FACG, gastroenterologist, Montefiore Medical Center, New York.
GlaxoSmithKline.
National Center for Biotechnology Information.
MedlinePlus.
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

SOURCES:
Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion.
American College of Gastroenterology.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Mayo Clinic.
Jeffrey Roberts, founder and president, IBS Self Help and Support Group.
Lynn Jacks, founder, IBS support group, Summit, NJ.
Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD, FACG, gastroenterologist, Montefiore Medical Center, New York.
GlaxoSmithKline.
National Center for Biotechnology Information.
MedlinePlus.
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

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