What are the Symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

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The IBS Symptom Checker is a useful tool for understanding the symptoms of IBS; it can be used as a guide that will help facilitate your medical consultation. All you have to do is answer a few questions concerning your symptoms and you will receive a personalised symptom report as well as the next step that you should take. However, it is important to note that these symptoms should have lasted for 6 months or more. In addition, The Symptom Checker should not be considered a diagnosis; a definite diagnosis can only be provided by your doctor.

IBS Management

A diet change might be very helpful in controlling the symptoms associated with IBS. However, your individual diet will largely depend on your symptoms and how your body reacts to different foods. For instance, it is advisable to cut down on the amount of insoluble fibre you eat if diarrhoea is one of your IBS symptoms. On the other hand, increasing the amount of soluble fibre you eat as well as increasing the amount of water you take might help with constipation associated with IBS. Your GP can help you develop a diet that suits your nutritional and health needs. In addition, a food diary is recommended for recording how your body reacts to different types of food so you can avoid those that trigger unpleasant symptoms.

It is important that you understand the condition, its causes and symptoms and the best forms of treatment. You may be experiencing severe pains in the abdomen, you may also suffer from constipation, flatulence and even Diarrhoea. It is best to consult your GP if you think you may have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) so that they may rule out any other illnesses