IBS treatment tips are in a three tiered grouping of categories. There are the prevention tips, which are important as consistent remedies for preventing flareups. Then there are the procedures and medications that you will discuss with your doctor, and the third tier of treatment would be all the natural remedies that you can put to practice to help remedy the symptoms associated with your ‘irritating’ condition.
Prevention is definitely a main focus. People living with this condition as mentioned face flare ups and other common symptoms repeatedly without prevention steps being taken. The flare ups can indeed happen regardless at times, but IBS can be partially controlled. One prevention step to take that is commonly mentioned is counseling and stress reduction therapy. Deep breathing exercises are also recommended.
In fact, there are more relaxation exercises suggested as well when it comes to prevention. Additionally, many of the natural remedies that would be discussed are geared towards prevention of IBS symptoms. Can IBS be cured? If you were to search that topic, you would see even a doctor recommending that it can be cured naturally without prescription strength medications. You can be certain the jury is still out on that one.
It’s not that you wouldn’t want to approach IBS treatment with only all-natural solutions. That is completely up to you and would be a respectable thing to do. It’s the doctor’s assertion of only all-natural remedies that is surprising to say the least. Either way, you will definitely want to be open to what your doctor suggests overall, and that includes those dietary and exercise recommendations.
You’re not going to believe some of the natural remedies you might be missing out on. For example, there is the heating pad, which you can place on your stomach over the clothes so that it relaxes your bowels. Do you like herbal teas? If you can get into enjoying some hot teas at night or during the afternoons, they can help. What do you know about probiotics? They are also recommended by some as natural solutions.
When it comes to your actual diet, you’re going to have to buckle down and learn about what’s good and what’s not good. There are plenty of people out there that can tell you their learning experiences that included flareup symptoms and everything else. Professionals sometimes recommend that you start a food diary to help you stay on track with what you’re eating.
It is also suggested that you consume more fiber with your diet. Yet, you want to watch doing that too much because fiber in excess isn’t good either. If you’re looking for a specific diet, then there is one called the low-FODMAP diet, which focuses on your individual levels of carbohydrate tolerances.
The treatment of IBS symptoms extends far beyond heating pads, relaxation exercises and dietary changes though. There are certain supplements that can help, and of course you still might want to consider the third tier, which is prescription medications and procedures discussed with your doctor. Just don’t be dismissive of all of those helpful natural solutions that can even sometimes provide immediate relief of symptoms.