Once the diagnosing of irritable bowel syndrome has happened, treating the disorder is the next best step. The silver lining to having IBS is that you can make lifestyle changes to ease the symptoms such as eating the right foods.
In this video, Dr. Mark Babyatsky explains how dietary changes can positively affect those with irritable bowel syndrome. For example, those with a constipation predominance should have more fiber, but those with diarrhea should have more binding foods like rice and bananas. Treating irritable bowel syndrome can take many forms, however.
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