IBS is a medical term used to describe a collection of gut symptoms not explained by any other disease. Symptoms can include diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, cramping and wind.
There is no single effective treatment for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). A healthy diet and lifestyle may improve your IBS. Many people with IBS report symptoms worsen after eating.
If you have IBS, there are certain foods that may make your symptoms worse. If initial dietary advice hasn’t led to an improvement in your symptoms, you may want to try also avoiding specific foods based on the symptoms you have.
IBS symptoms can be triggered by stress as well as dietary triggers. Here we outline some lifestyle advice, why stress can trigger your IBS symptoms and how you can manage stress more effectively in order to help improve your IBS symptoms.