There are generally a few tell-tale signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which usually become much apparent after eating. Some of the most common symptoms include:
These are usually accompanied by the urge to visit the loo for a number two.
Constipation and diarrhoea is very normal in people with IBS
Feeling like you are as big as a beach ball is usually a side effect
Being a bit windy is almost definitely going to be a side effect as well.
Never being done:
You might feel the need to return to the bathroom shortly after you have just finished in there.
Apart from the obviously related symptoms, IBS may have other symptoms like feeling sick, being tired and out of energy, urinary issues, backache, and pain or discomfort during sex.
The exact cause of IBS is unknown, but there are a number of things that tend to trigger it and make it a nuisance. These include antibiotics, stress, infections and inflammations, and hormonal changes.
The resulting IBS is due to abnormal digestion of the food. The process is either happening too fast and you get diarrhoea, or too slow and you are left feeling constipated.
Luckily there are ways to treat and prevent IBS, and the best place is to start with diet. You should maintain a healthy overall diet, but try stay away from things like alcohol, soft drinks, candy and chocolate, coffee, milk, and processed snacks.
Some mealtime guidelines to help you battle IBS:
- Avoid large gaps between meal time
- Take your time when you eat
- Cut back on the resistant starch
- Eat oats when you feel flatulent
- Drink plenty of water
- Try the Manna Diet and stop with any refined carbohydrates for a while
- Take the Manna GUT Support to reinstate healthy bacteria and digestive enzymes.
- If under a lot of stress, take the all-natural Manna Calmer (Adult or Extra) to sooth your nerves with absolutely no side effect.