Irritable bowel syndrome or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional disease that affects many people in our country, especially in women. This syndrome, the exact cause of which is not yet known and there is no definite treatment, reduces the quality of life of people and prevents them from feeling comfortable in their daily lives.
The most obvious symptoms of IBS include cramping pains in the abdomen, a feeling of gas and bloating, alternating diarrhea and constipation, a feeling of not emptying the bowels enough after the toilet, weakness, nausea and vomiting.
Since no organic cause of this syndrome can be identified, it is often associated with emotional conflict and stress. Stress and nutrition are the most important factors that trigger this ailment.
However, those living with irritable bowel syndrome can find relief with natural methods. However, it should be noted that since each individual’s situation is different, it is important to consult a doctor first.
Natural methods that can be good for irritable bowel syndrome:
- Choose foods with fiber: Whole grain foods, vegetables and fruits contain plenty of fiber and can facilitate digestion.
- Consume probiotic yogurt: It can help relieve symptoms by increasing the number of beneficial bacteria. You can consume a bowl of probiotic yogurt a day.
- Avoid unhealthy oils and fries: Fried, greasy and spicy foods can increase IBS symptoms, so avoid consuming such foods.
- Reduce your caffeine intake: Caffeine in coffee, tea, and sodas can aggravate IBS symptoms, so try to reduce your consumption.
- Avoid gas-producing foods: Avoid consuming gas-producing foods such as beans, cabbage, cauliflower.
- Cut down on milk and dairy products: Milk and dairy products can trigger IBS symptoms, so try to minimize your consumption.
- Take a break after eating fruits: Fruits consumed right after a meal can increase bloating, put them in between for at least 2 hours.
Foods that patients with irritable bowel syndrome can easily consume:
- Fruits and vegetables (except citrus)
- herbal teas
- Natural probiotic yogurt
- Seeds, linseed, sesame
- lots of water
Irritable bowel syndrome patients should avoid consuming:
- Cheese, milk
- Drinks containing caffeine (tea, coffee, cola)
- Too much sugar, too oily, too spicy, fried foods
- Red meat
- Dry fruit
- Alcoholic beverages
- Products made from wheat (such as white bread, white pasta, biscuits, cookies, cakes, pastries)
Note: The above information is general advice only and everyone’s situation may be different. It is important to consult a specialist doctor first for your irritable bowel syndrome complaints.