IBS And Diarrhea: What To Do About It

IBS And Diarrhea: What To Do About It

There are several ways to combat and ultimately remedy your IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and diarrhea, I’ll be discussing IBS and diarrhea in a couple of my next up and coming posts, this is the first.

I’m constantly scouring over the latest findings of all things that relate to the brat diet and related ailments that may cause one to seek out the eating regimen for relief, thus IBS is certainly often in that conversation.  Here are some of the latest thinking from experts and researchers in their field and an accumulation of things read or notes taken that have made it to my desk.

What To Do About Your IBS And Diarrhea?

Since no specific cure exists for anyone, the best solution to problems related to IBS is lifestyle management, according to Locke. Stress management, having exercises on a regular basis, avoiding a large number of foods and choosing to eat small regular amounts instead, can help solve the difficulty. Once this is accomplished, other interventions should base on what the patient is experiencing regularly; constipation or diarrhea. If diarrhea is the main occurrence, one can take nonprescription Imodium, which is also referred to as loperamide, or take milk of magnesia where constipation is the predominant occurrence.

This applies for light symptoms, and of the symptoms persist, patients can do one of the following:

Avoid foods that cause symptoms or triggers. The likely triggers, in this case, are milk, chocolate, and alcohol. Patients can also avoid taking beverages with caffeine and greased foods. This is important because many associate IBS with particular foods, according to Chang.

Both diarrhea and constipation-related cases can be settled by the use of fiber foods. These foods help accumulate stools because they can hold water. They can also help patients to avoid constipation by bringing fluid in the bowels.  Supplements such as FiberCon can assist according to professor Galerie. Another solution is Detoxifiber. This is manufactured and sold by the Garden of Life and has no gluten. It comprises of fiber, both insoluble and insoluble forms in a balanced quotient. It also does not have harsh laxative or psyllium.  However, it is recommended that people should avoid taking too much fiber to avoid bloating but establish the workable dosage as directed on the package.

Use of Probiotics: they add good bacteria in the intestines, hence improves the condition therein. A number of studies during a yearly scientific meeting argued at the America College of Gastroenterology that probiotics can return to normal bowel conditions. This happens in 28 days of use. However, these studies do not explain whether treatment is achieved by the use of combined strains of single strains of probiotics.

The use of Lactobacillus acidophilus can reduce IBS symptoms after four weeks as would the use of Bifidobacterium infantis (both are influential types of bacteria). In addition to having no side effects, these types increase the patient’s quality of life. Vegetarians may use the American Health Probiotics CD option. It has two types of bacteria mentioned.

Consider using Ginger: it is an herb that is argued to help indigestion. It can also help reduce stomach problems, as well as a solution for diarrhea. The forms and dosage to be taken include the powdered root of the herb (2-4g/day), as well as a tincture (1 and half-3 MLS/day) and fresh root (a quarter gram to 1 gram/day). This is just the start of some of the material I’ll be writing about related specifically to IBS and diarrhea, but don’t fret, more posts are around the corner.