Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Soluble fibre rich food (oats, barley, bananas, apples, carrots, potatoes etc.)
  • Golden linseeds
  • Fruits and vegetables
Foods to be avoided
  • Alcohol
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Chocolates
  • Tea and coffee
  • Processed snacks
  • Fatty food
  • Fried food

Yoga and Exercise

  • Many patients find that exercise helps with IBS. At least 30 minutes of strenuous exercise 5 times a week can be done.
  • Regular exercise such as swimming, walking or running can be preferred.
  • Parighsana (gate pose)   watch video
  • Ardha matsyendrasana (half spinal twist)    watch video
  • Jathara parivritti (reclining abdominal twist)    watch video
  • Salamba setu bandhasna (supported bridge pose)    watch video
  • Ananda balasana (happy bay pose)    watch video

Music and Meditation

The stress involved by IBS may be lessened with mindfulness meditation. Try to follow a regular meditation practice.

Home Remedies

  • Keeping a food diary may be a useful way of identifying possible triggers in your diet.
  • Finding ways to manage stressful situations is an important part of treating IBS.
  • Drink at least eight cups of fluid a day, particularly water and other non-caffeinated drinks such as herbal tea.

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