Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Explosive diarrhea alternating with constipation is usually the most common irritable bowel syndrome symptom. All cases of irritable bowel syndrome indicate a toxic system, and/or food allergies. Often both these conditions go hand in hand. Many sufferers also experience some degree of abdominal bloating.

Common Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms

Pain and discomfort prior to having a bowel movement are also common symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, along with feeling the need to have a bowel movement even when you've just been. Many irritable bowel sufferers are dismayed to realize that their bowel habits necessarily become a major focus in their life. Those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome symptoms often read through the list of possible symptoms with something akin to relief. They're not imagining it all after all.

Realizing that you have irritable bowel syndrome symptoms is often accompanied by the decision that you need to take the initiative and do something about it yourself. An allopathic (regular medicine) physician will most likely recommend a bland diet and perhaps stress medication. A naturopath or kinesiologist will recommend that you take the trouble to learn what foods you may be allergic to, as they will be irritating your bowel, along with reorganizing your diet in general and your lifestyle.

It is sometimes difficult to accept the concept that lifestyle changes can have a positive effect on your irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. This is definitely the case, however. Instead of accepting medication for stress, make an effort to pinpoint issues in your life that are causing stress and address them. Make time for activities that you love and that make you feel mellow and at peace with the world. Take the time to improve your relationships with friends and loved ones, as this will help you and them.

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