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Herbs such as chamomile and peppermint help to soothe IBS.

Herbs such as chamomile and peppermint help to soothe IBS.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder than mainly effects women. Whether this due to today’s woman’s hectic lifestyle, or the additional emotions that women seem to experience, or whether it is simply part of the woman’s body, the cause is unknown. However, women are the majority of suffers and if you are one of the women experiencing bloating, abdominal pain and discomfort as a result of the condition, then you are likely searching for a remedy to relieve the condition.  With irritable bowel syndrome, the colons of the sufferers are sensitive. Diarrhea may be experienced soon after eating or cramping. Bowel movements agitate the sensitive nerves.

 Irritable Bowel Syndrome Remedies

Herbs have a wonderful calming effect on irritable bowel syndrome. Herbs such as peppermint oil in enteric-coated capsules, chamomile, rosemary, lemon balm and valerian all contain antispasmodic properties and are very effective in aiding the condition. Eating raw ginger and drinking ginger tea will help to reduce inflammation experienced by irritable bowel syndrome. To control indigestion and hyperacidity eat Indian gooseberry.

Avoid caffeine, fat, alcohol and tobacco. Eat a fiber rich diet including plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink eight glasses of water each day. Avoid sodas and carbonated beverages.
Avoid dairy products and foods that are known to produce gas, such as beans, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. Avoid spicy foods that are known contributors in agitating irritable bowel syndrome. Stay away from foods high in acid such as tomatoes, grapefruits and vinegary salad dressings. Eat regular meals. You may also introduce more meals throughout the day that are smaller in proportion.

Exercise regularly and reduce stress and tension. Jogging is a great exercise to engage when suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.

Dealing with the pain: If you are a woman that prefers to stay away from the painkillers, then use a hotwater bottle. Fill your hot water bottle and place it on your stomach.A heating pad will also do the trick.

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