Managing your IBS
You can often manage the symptoms of IBS effectively with simple changes to your lifestyle. For example, altering your diet, taking more exercise or using over-the-counter medication to relieve symptoms, such as suffering from stomach cramps or bowel cramps. Even taking steps to reduce any stress and anxiety that can aggravate matters can help bring your IBS symptoms under control.
Changing your diet can help control IBS symptoms. The diet that works best for you is dependant on your symptoms and how you react to certain foods.
Many IBS sufferers find regular aerobic exercise, such as cycling, helps relieve IBS symptoms.
Bringing those stress levels down, through simple exercise, or if you are particularly stressed, relaxation techniques such as meditation, can ease the symptoms of IBS.
You're not alone
It's important to remember that there are countless others experiencing similar challenges with the symptoms of IBS. Their shared experiences can be invaluable in helping you make sense of your IBS symptoms, and finding the right ways to tackle them. IBS is common, and there's no reason to feel isolated or alone.