Recently Diagnosed


If you have only recently been diagnosed with IBS there is hope that you may be able to ‘cure’ it.  Sadly this is not always the case, however for some IBS may come and go.

‘Curing’ IBS

By ‘cure’ it we generally mean remove the cause. Late onset IBS has often been caused by a set of very clear stimuli, ranging from dietary to psychological.

Stress

In this day and age stress is a huge factor in IBS. As we go further in our lives, our level of responsibility goes through the roof, with stress in close company. Thus by dealing with the stress, you can ‘cure your IBS.

This is no mean feat, stress generally comes for a reason, and should never be trivialised, you can not simply say ‘remove the stress’, we all have bills and responsibilities, if you click this link you will go to our stress page.

Diet

Diet and stress are often combines.  Stress leads to poor diet, and craving all the types of food which are terrible for IBS

In fact if you could list all the very worst food and drink for IBS, stress will have you craving them all.   Caffeine, Alcohol, Takeaway food, all feature highly in the diet of most stressed people.  Good diet and exercise are without doubt the best cures for stress, however when you are in a stressful rut, the very last things you fancy are lettuce leaves and camomile tea.

Modern working schedules also contribute here.   Eating on the move, eating convenient food, all plays a part and it is no surprise that these factors all combine to generate IBS.  Regular mealtimes, a good breakfast will all help, it is a case of making the very best use of your time, which we acknowledge is never easy.

Medication

This is a very common factor for the onset of IBS.  Many pills such as antibiotics and anti-inflammatories can bring on IBS.  Aspirin has long been known to cause quite severe damage to the stomach in high doses, however only recently has medication become available to protect the stomach from some of the highly damaging pills.

After a course of antibiotics it is always wise to take a course of friendly bacteria to replace those that have been destroyed by the pills you have taken.   Do remember that antibiotics do not discriminate between good and bad bacteria, they wipe out everything.

Poor Sleep

Again linked with stress, poor sleep will also contribute to IBS.  Sleep is our time of repair, and the digestive system is a key part of that, needing to be repaired just like any other part of the system.

Repair

If you have developed IBS the likelihood is that you have damaged your digestive system and therefore your focus should be to repair it.  Below we list our top five tips to repair your digestive system:

Top Five Tips

  1. Change your diet, look at our diet pages or even consider trying the low FODMAP diet.
  2. Take a course of friendly Bacteria.
  3. If you are feeling stressed, seek help, do not try and carry on your own.
  4. If you are taking strong medication, ask your Doctor if there is anything available to protect your stomach.
  5. Try to exercise, general health is vital to any fighting any condition.

We always believe that you should visit your Doctor first, however once you have been diagnosed this advice will most certainly help.  We also recommend that you cut out the bad stuff asap, a list of which can be found with this link.

Long Term Sufferers

We hate the term ‘cure’ because for many you can not cure IBS, if you are born with or something serious happens to your digestive system, or a disease develops, it will not be cured.  The majority of this website is here for that reason, for those who have really severe symptoms, to help them gain control of their lives.  In those instances we can not cure IBS.  In all scenarios you are really only controlling the situation, the only difference is the extent to which you are able to do that.

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