Do you have tummy problems?

2016-05-19 新西兰好健康

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition that affects more people than you might think. Symptoms include bloating, cramps, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhoea, constipation, headaches, nausea and fatigue and many IBS sufferers go their whole lives without a diagnosis.
There can be many different causes.  These include emotional factors or stress, parasites, food sensitivities, drugs and even hormones. Diets that include known bowel irritants such as coffee and alcohol, and are low in fibre, but high in sugar and fats may also trigger IBS as well as leaky gut syndrome.

Interesting facts:
·It is more common in women than men.
·Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is Symptoms usually start in sufferers during their 20s or 30s, but can begin at any age.
·It is often related to stressful life events.
·based on a pattern of symptoms over a long period of time.
5 Ways to Help Manage IBS:
1. Stress Less
Learn to chill out.  Just taking some time out can help put the cause of your stress into perspective, otherwise talking to someone professional like a counsellor may also be helpful. Whatever works for you, do it; bottling it up will only make it worse.

2. Get Active
An increase in exercise has been shown to be beneficial for IBS sufferers. Exercise relieves stress, which can dramatically reduce symptoms and manage the triggers associated with IBS.

3. Know Your Food Sensitivities 
Common food problems include wheat and dairy but other possible irritants could be corn, coffee, tea and citrus fruits. Consider the elimination of Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols (FODMAPs) foods. Cutting FODMAP foods out of your diet can be life changing. (google FODMAPs for a list of these foods)

4. Chew Your Food 

Most of us don’t chew our food properly before swallowing but IBS sufferers have particular trouble digesting many foods. Chew every mouthful thoroughly (at least 20 times).

5. Get the Right Supplements
Digestive enzymes help our body to break down food.  Take an enzyme supplement with every meal will help to prevent the fermentation of food that causes gas. 

Aloe Vera juice is very healing and helps to soothe the digestive tract. It also improves digestion and encourages the assimilation of nutrients. 

Acidophilus and Bifidus are beneficial bacteria that help to keep the digestive system healthy. Gut imbalances can lead to IBS and it’s this friendly bacteria that are often destroyed when we take medication or eat unhealthy foods. 

Herbal Teas including ginger, chamomile, peppermint and fennel all help to calm the digestive tract, and relieve bloating, gas and cramping.
Fibre is one of the main supplements recommended for IBS because it works for both constipation and diarrhoea. Fibre helps to reduce intestinal toxicity and bacteria and yeast overgrowth. It also helps to improve colon structure and tone. 
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Treating the symptoms are essential but addressing your body’s unique set of triggers is even more important. There are many natural solutions when it comes to digestive problems, so seeking help from someone with knowledge and experience in this area can take the guess-work out of your road to recovery.