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IBS Symptom Management

By January 9, 2020 No Comments

Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be challenging and stressful at times, especially during the festive season and new year with a number of events and gatherings based around food.

If you have encountered some rough periods during this time with a flare up of symptoms, here are a couple of tips to get yourself back on track for symptom management:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Use a heat pack 
  • Light walking
  • Meditation and stretching
  • Avoid gut irritants
  • Avoid skipping meals
  • Avoid large meals
  • Choose bland foods
  • Take a cool shower
  • Go into complete FODMAP elimination (Low FODMAP)
  • Peppermint tea
  • Take a nap

It is important to realise that it’s not only diet that can play a role in flare ups and symptoms. Environmental factors such as stress are just as crucial for being  accountable for an upset stomach. Taking all factors into account is the best management for symptom relief moving forward.

And most importantly…. be kind to yourself!

Liz

Liz

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