Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). It commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. IBS is a chronic condition that you will need to manage long term.
Even though signs and symptoms are uncomfortable, IBS — unlike ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, which are forms of inflammatory bowel disease — doesn’t cause changes in bowel tissue or increase your risk of colorectal cancer.
Only a small number of people with irritable bowel syndrome have severe signs and symptoms. Some people can control their symptoms by managing diet, lifestyle and stress. Others will need medication and counseling.
For most people, IBS is a chronic condition, although there will likely be times when the signs and symptoms are worse and times when they improve or even disappear completely.
Changing your diet will play an important part in controlling your symptoms of IBS. However, there is no “one size fits all” diet for people with the condition. The diet that works best for you will depend on your symptoms and how you react to different foods.
It may be helpful to keep a food diary and record whether certain foods make your symptoms better or worse. You can then avoid foods that trigger your symptoms.
People with IBS are often advised to modify the amount of fibre in their diet. There are two main types of fibre: soluble fibre (which the body can digest) and insoluble fibre (which the body cannot digest).
Foods that contain insoluble fibre include:
If you have diarrhoea, you may find it helps to cut down on the insoluble fibre you eat. It may also help to avoid the skin, pith and pips from fruit and vegetables.
If you have constipation, increasing the amount of soluble fibre in your diet and the amount of water you drink can help.
Your GP may be able to advise on what your recommended fibre intake should be.
Your IBS symptoms may also improve by:
In Ayurveda there are certain herbs which can help in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and those essential herbs are present in the basket of Herbalage Products and they are as follows:
And the above mentioned herbs are present in product range of Herbalage named Bowelaid.
IBS & Constipation Management.
Bowelaid is formulated combining the most sacred herbs explained in Ayurveda to treat chronic Irritable Bowel Syndrome and long-term constipation.
Triphalaid combines classical Ayurvedic triphala and other complementing herbs to ignite detoxification, cleansing and eliminating the waste from colon.