Tips To Control Your IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a functional gastrointestinal tract disorder. Which is caused by changes in how the GI tract works. Symptoms include abdominal pain or discomfort, cramping, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea. While it may be painful, IBS does not damage your organs or lead to disease.

Here are a few ways to control your IBS:
Avoid high-gas food. If you suffer from bloating and gas, you may find relief by reducing or avoiding high-gas foods like carbonated beverages, salads and raw fruits and vegetables, especially crucifers like broccoli and cauliflower.
Increase fiber slowly. Quickly adding fiber to your diet may cause gas and trigger other symptoms, so increase intake slowly by 2-3 grams per day to reduce the risk.
Eat smaller meals instead of three big meals every day.
Keep a food log. Record what and when you eat, your symptoms and bowel movements. This will help you determine which foods worsen your IBS.