Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common disorder of the gut that is typically characterised by discomfort in the abdominal area, nausea, cramps and even diarrhea. Many people across the world suffer from the disorder and while some people may experience some of the symptoms, such as bloating or nausea from time to time, people who suffer from IBS experience these on a regular basis. Some of the main treatments that will help you target your IBS include modifying your diet to exclude certain food groups that are potentially triggering your IBS, adopting a few natural remedies or even working on a hypnosis programme to potentially get to the root cause of your Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

One of the main causes of IBS, and often one of the first things people look to when address Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is diet. Many people often find that a reduction in insoluble fibre or an increase in soluble fibre can help reduce the onslaught of their IBS Symptoms. Insoluble fibre is a type of fibre that does not dissolve in water – soluble fibre on the other hand is present in foods such as nuts, oats and barley (it’s also present in some fruit and vegetables). It may also be worth taking a fibre supplement, one such supplement that has proven particularly effective is Ispaghula power, which only needs to be mixed with water before drinking. It’s important to also focus on decreasing your insoluble fibre intake, which comes from foods such as wholegrains, wholemeal bread, brown rice and cereals.

Some of the main ways to target your IBS focus around common sense tips. It’s important to experiment as much as possible when trying to identify the root cause behind your Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This means you should be eating regular meals (always take your time when eating), drinking at least 8 cups of water per day and reducing your intake of alcohol and fizzy drinks.