A Better Diet for IBS Sufferers!
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|Tue, 05-04-2010 - 3:02pm|
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a problem for 15 to 20 percent of all U.S. adults, mostly women. Doctors don't know what causes it, there is no known cure, and it can make life miserable.
IBS is not a disease, but a set of chronic symptoms that can interfere with daily living. IBS sufferers seem to have colons that are hypersensitive to stimulation -- the colon is most commonly stimulated by stress and by a variety of foods and beverages. This leads to spasms, which result in intolerable pain from cramps and gas, and can set off a bout of diarrhea or result in constipation.
Even though there is no known cure, most people with IBS are able to control their symptoms through medications prescribed by their physicians, stress management and diet. Although everyone has her own unique foods that may set off IBS, there are some trigger foods common to most IBS patients.
Find out about the Better Digestion Diet and the triggers to avoid for a calm colon.