Dos and Dont’s of IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) describes a group of symptoms that include lower stomach pain that may go away after having a bowel movement. Symptoms also include bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea. It is estimated that about 20% of Americans have irritable bowel syndrome. Irritable bowel syndrome cannot be diagnosed from an x-ray or a blood test. It is based on the symptoms the person reports to their doctor after other causes are ruled out. 

Here are certain Do’s & Don’ts of IBS


  • Eat more avocado, olives, coconut, fatty fish, chicken and turkey, kelp and seaweed.
  • Eat lots of fibrous fruits and vegetables.
  • Sleep 8 hours a day.
  • Take time to have some fun.
  • Do moderate exercise.
  • Take digestive enzymes, manic acid, magnesium and probiotics.
  • Seek counsel whenever you experience any emotional trauma.
  • Find the root cause your IBS


  • Don’t be too stressed, avoid negative thinking.
  • Don’t let yourself be surrounded by negative people.
  • Don’t consume inflammatory foods (sugar, caffeine, etc).
  • Don’t eat broccoli, beans and dairy products.

Keeping a food and symptom diary to help identify problematic foods. But changing your diet is typically not enough to curb symptoms. Managing stress and anxiety can also play an important role in alleviating symptoms, as can medications for more severe cases. Some patients may also benefit from physical therapy which can help tighten (or loosen) the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, areas that may contribute to IBS symptoms.

11 Comments Add yours

    1. Garima says:

      Bloating, abdominal pain, gas, and diarrhea-these are all classic symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), an ultra-common digestive condition that affects the large intestine and impacts millions. But those symptoms are also signs of a less-recognized condition called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, also known as SIBO.


  1. Haroon Mirza says:

    Your work shows the amount of hardwork you put in .wonderful

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Garima says:

      Thank you Haroon. Medical information comes easy to me as I am a physician. On another note, IBS is the most underdiagnosed condition in medical science. Many people who have symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) don’t discuss the problem with healthcare professionals and therefore remain undiagnosed.


      1. Garima says:



  2. really helpful. thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Garima says:

      Glad you found it useful. IBS is unpredictable. Symptoms vary and are sometimes contradictory. Diarrhea can alternate with constipation. Long-term symptoms can disrupt personal and professional activities, and limit individual potential.Treatments are available for IBS to help manage symptoms. Not all treatments work for all people. Through research, better treatments may be found. Although IBS is common in the general population, few seek medical care for their symptoms.

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      1. Thank you for all the info. !!

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