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Ways to Calm Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Ways to Calm Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome can really cause a lot of pain & discomfort to those suffering from this condition. However, they are ways one can ease these pains or discomforts. This includes medical, home remedies and therapeutic process, or a combination of all of them. As we mentioned earlier, there is no cure or treatment for irritable bowel syndrome as one just have to manage it to ease the pains and discomfort.

Ways to Calm Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Medical Ways to Calm Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Medicines are the major way to calm irritable bowel syndrome. This involves prescription from a medical doctor to calm or ease the pain. There are drugs that might be used when the condition involves diarrhea. This will help to reduce the stooling and in cases of constipation, drugs that will induce stooling are prescribed. If you must take drugs for irritable bowel syndrome, ensure you visit the doctor for the right medication.

Home Remedies to Calm Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Home remedies can help in calming down irritable bowel syndrome. Now there is something that you will do at home that can help to ease and calm the conditions when experiencing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. This home remedies basically had to do with altering your lifestyle and diet. You have to be conscious of the kind of food you take and ensure they do not induce the conditions or symptoms. You should by all means avoid taking sugary content alcohol, onion, broccoli, caffeine, chocolate as these will enhance the symptoms and cause much discomfort. Alcohol and sodas do contain a lot of gas that when consumed will cause gas, bloating, cramps and pains.

You should increase your intake of water as this will aid in digestion and also help when there is constipation. Water will also help to replace fluids and energy lost when there is diarrhea. You should ensure to eat regularly and make sure your diet has a lot of soluble fiber content like vegetables and fruits. Do not eat too much especially when one of the symptoms is diarrhea, try eating in small quantities at interval and ensure not to take water in between meals.

Therapeutic Ways to Calm Irritable Bowel Syndrome

In most cases, stress can also induce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and you should avoid stressful situation by all means. Therapeutic ways can help in calming the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. In case of abdominal pain & constipation, it is advised to practice yoga as this will help in calming the person and reduce stress.

Also they are some yoga poses that aid in digestion as they focus on the abdominal region and can strengthen the muscles in that region. Any form of exercise is also encouraged, for exercise also help in calming down this condition. Also exercise increase the heartbeat and ensure flow of blood and also aid in digestion, thus people suffering from constipation are encouraged to exercise regularly. Keeping a healthy lifestyle is encouraged, and stay away from alcohol, smoking and sweetened drinks.


  1. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases – Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/irritable-bowel-syndrome/treatment
  2. Mayo Clinic – Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Symptoms & Causes: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20360016

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Last Modified On:August 8, 2023

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