My friend was recently diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and he was told that symptoms usually appear frequently in severe cases. What could be the triggers for these symptoms so that I advise him to avoid them?
The following are triggers for IBS symptoms and everyone can be triggered by different causes.
– Food. The role of food allergy or intolerance in IBS isn’t fully understood. A true food allergy rarely causes IBS. But many people have worse IBS symptoms when they eat or drink certain foods or beverages, including wheat, dairy products, citrus fruits, beans, cabbage, milk and carbonated drinks.
– Stress. Most people with IBS experience worse or more frequent signs and symptoms during periods of increased stress. But while stress may aggravate symptoms, it doesn’t cause them.
– Hormones. Women are twice as likely to have IBS, which might indicate that hormonal changes play a role. Many women find that signs and symptoms are worse during or around their menstrual periods.