Preventing IBS

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One can’t prevent irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, you can take a few practical steps to help prevent flare-ups and/or thwart the progression of the condition.

These include:

  • Following a healthy, high-fibre, balanced diet
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Exercising regularly (preferably every day)
  • Managing your stress levels (take relaxation classes, do yoga, meditate and/or practise mindfulness) 
  • Consulting a psychiatrist and/or psychologist if you suffer from anxiety and/or depression

Read more:
What is IBS?

Reviewed by Kim Hofmann, registered dietitian, BSc Medical (Honours) Nutrition and Dietetics, BSc (Honours) Psychology. January 2018.

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