IBS And Yogurt

Maintaining a proper diet is important if you have IBS and yogurt is an important part of irritable bowel syndrome diet foods.

Many foods are either stimulating or irritating to the bowel. These foods can cause the gas, bloating, cramping, diarrhea and/or constipation that are common with irritable bowel syndrome. That's why sticking to a diet for irritable bowel syndrome can be so helpful.

No one knows for sure what causes irritable bowel syndrome but some doctors think it might be caused an overgrowth of candida, a yeast that lives in our digestive tract. If you have IBS and yogurt is recommended for you, that is probably because an overgrowth of candida is suspected. Yogurt helps restore the balance of candida in the bowel.

Irritable bowel syndrome diet foods to avoid are all foods that are irritating or stimulating to the bowel.

Foods to avoid with IBS include:

You may be able to eat some of these as part of your irritable bowl syndrome diet foods. Everyone's body is different. To find out which foods you should avoid, keep a list of foods that seem to cause your IBS to flare-up.

A diet for IBS doesn't mean you can't eat foods that you like. It just means you have to pay attention to what you eat and to what foods trigger your condition.

What foods should you eat on a diet for IBS?

Good irritable bowel syndrome diet foods include foods high in fiber like fresh fruits and vegetables and whole-grain breads and cereals. Increase your fiber intake gradually, otherwise too much fiber all of a sudden can cause gassiness.

IBS and yogurt work well together, too. Try eating some yogurt everyday while you are experiencing IBS symptoms.

Drink plenty of water. Water helps to prevent constipation, as well as dehydration if you have diarrhea.

Now that we have discussed IBS diet foods, and foods to avoid with IBS, lets go over treatment.

Treatment for IBS consists of several things. First there is the diet mentioned above. Eating good foods for IBS and yogurt as well can go a long way toward preventing symptoms.

Medication can help with symptoms as well. Stool softeners prevent and treat constipation, while anti-spasmodic medications reduce cramping and treat diarrhea. Anti-depressants also are used to relieve some symptoms. However, these medications can cause other problems and have unpleasant side effects as well. For example, anti-spasmodic and anti-depressant drugs can cause constipation.

Many people prefer to use natural treatments since they don't have the side effects of traditional medication. That's one reason IBS and yogurt and other irritable bowel syndrome diet foods are so helpful. In addition, there are a number of natural treatments available that can prevent and relieve the symptoms of IBS. Natural products often have other health benefits, as well.

See a doctor if you have symptoms of IBS that last for a period of several weeks, or sooner if symptoms are severe. Ask your doctor about good irritable bowel syndrome diet foods and what foods to avoid with IBS. Ask about IBS and yogurt, as well.

More than IBS and yogurt on our diet for irritable bowel syndrome page

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