Find relief from your IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) symptoms by using these natural and easy home remedies.
In a healthy human body, the food that you eat is properly processed and the waste byproducts are safely excreted on a regular basis. However, if you are suffering from IBS, the excretion of the waste products is not regular due to the irregular movements of your intestines. IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder which is caused by the irregular and irritable movements of both the large and the small intestines. This disorder affects more than 60 million people in US itself and several more all over the world. People suffering from IBS tend to suffer for much longer because the IBS symptoms are quite similar to that of the other conditions, leading to a delay in seeking medical assistance or misdiagnosis. There are three types of IBS that you can suffer from
Statistics over the years have revealed that women are twice as likely as men to suffer from this condition.
The symptoms of IBS first start occurring when you are between the ages of 20 and 30 years. Abdominal cramping, nausea, headache, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, gas, depression, bloating, and mucus in the stool are some of the most common symptoms of this condition. It can be quite frustrating to live with IBS because it may have a distressing impact on your career, happiness, as well as relationships. It is not that hard to believe that IBS is regarded as one of the leading causes of absenteeism from work.
Even though there is no specific cure for IBS, the symptoms can still be improved by using some prescription drugs like tricyclic antidepressants, rifaximin, and antispasmodics. You must also keep a close eye on your diet because certain foods like cruciferous vegetables, dairy products, and raw fruits are known to aggravate this condition. The key to improving your condition is to learn to manage your stress and go easy on the intestines. There are so many recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that are available online which help you tackle IBS, so it is a good idea to develop your own way of dealing with the condition.
If you are having a really hard time dealing with this condition, there are various natural and easy home remedies that you can try. Use some of these remedies and see what works best for you.
A study that was published in the British Medical Journal has found that peppermint oil along with fiber and antispasmodics is very effective in treating IBS. Peppermint can mainly reduce IBS symptoms of diarrhea, bloating, and cramping. This is because the menthol oil present in peppermint smoothens the muscles of the digestive tract with its antispasmodic effect. It also helps the food to pass through the stomach more easily. Just be careful that you do not consume excess of peppermint as it may cause loss of appetite, nervous system disorders, nausea, and heart problems.
Tip: Add a teaspoon of dried peppermint to boiling water and let it steep for about 10 minutes. Drink this tea at least two to three times a day. Another way of consuming peppermint is by adding two to three drops of the oil to warm water and drinking this mixture three or four times a day.
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