Now that restaurants are reopening, we can enjoy tasty food with loved ones again. For most people, this is an enjoyable time. But for those who suffer with IBS, it can be a time of worry and discomfort. Here we break down exactly what IBS is and share some tips that may ease symptoms.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the digestive system. It is often a condition that people experience their whole life. Unfortunately there is no cure but certain medicines and diet changes can help relieve unwanted symptoms.
The cause of IBS is not always clear but it is believed to be a result of;
Overactivity in the gut
Stress can often worsen IBS symptoms
Family history of IBS
There is no cure for IBS but lets look at some tips that may help ease the symptoms;
Don't skip meals
Eat slowly and mindfully
Stress relieving activities such as meditation, breathwork and yoga
High-fibre foods such as fruit, vegetables, oats and wholemeal rice
Increase water intake
If you have concerns, please feel free to pop in store or call us on 0214310132 to speak with one of our pharmacists.