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Are there ways I can ease stress to help my IBS?

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Try these tips to lower your stress levels:

• Choose healthy habits. Eat a well-balanced diet that works for your IBS. Get regular exercise and enough sleep. • Do something fun as often as you can. Listen to music, read, shop, or take a walk. • Learn better ways to calm down with behavioral therapy. There are a few types: relaxation therapy, biofeedback, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychotherapy. • If you feel comfortable, talk to family members, close friends, your boss, or co-workers about your IBS. When they know what’s going on, they can support you and better understand how it affects you.


From: IBS Triggers and How to Avoid Them WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, . 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.











American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

SOURCES: Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, . 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.











American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

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