8 Tips on Living with IBS
April is World Wide IBS month. As a care provider we are aware that the symptoms of IBS can often have a huge impact on an individuals life. So that our customers can continue to live a happy and healthy life we are sharing the following 8 guidelines taken from the "About IBS" website.Eight Guidelines for Living with IBS
1. Don't spend time and worry about what your symptoms may or may not mean. Start by getting a definite diagnosis from your doctor.
2. Take an active role in your own health care. Learn all you can about IBS so you understand the nature of the disorder and different management and treatment options.
3.Use this web site to keep up to date with changes in understanding IBS and treatment advances.
4.Try to identify things that seem to make your symptoms worse and work on reducing their impact.
5.Investigate non-medication treatments that may help reduce symptoms, like diet, relaxation training, or hypnosis.
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7.Use medications to relieve or avoid symptoms. You may only need them now and then if your symptoms are infrequent or mild. Or your doctor may suggest or prescribe a medicine for regular use.
8.Be sure to tell your doctor about anything you take to treat your IBS. Find a health care provider who will work with you over the long term to help you manage and treat your IBS.