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9 Tips for Coping with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)


Nothing can ruin a nice evening out with friends and loved ones like a battle with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, a condition that can make the digestive process highly unpredictable, uncomfortable, and even painful.

IBS can be treated with medications, but there are also a number of relatively straightforward ways to manage this troublesome condition. The key is to constantly plan ahead and to keep the side effects of irritable bowel syndrome front of mind at all times. So, what, specifically, can you do to manage IBS more effectively?

1. Manage your Diet

The most obvious way to prevent irritable bowel syndrome flare-ups is to carefully manage your diet. That means keeping a detailed journal that outlines which foods tend to leave you feeling uncomfortable or in pain shortly after eating.

This might also require that you inquire about certain foods that you haven’t personally prepared, such as when you visit a restaurant. Feel free to call and ask about a dish’s ingredients afterwards as it could help you avoid problems in the future.

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