The month of April not only focuses on Daffodil month but also on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Studies show IBS could affect as many as 13-20% of Canadians at any given time. If you experience these symptoms or discomfort/pain anywhere in your abdomen, speak to your doctor today. Click here to find a Jack Nathan Health clinic near you.
Did you know that 46% of IBS patients who work or go to school say they miss one or more days in an average three-month period due to their IBS symptoms? It is important to eat regular, well-balanced, moderately sized meals rather than erratic, variable meals.
Try different foods and take notes about how these foods affect you, in order to find out what actually works for you. Click here for tips on nutrition.
A healthy diet is important for managing IBS symptoms. Visit our Health & Wellness Blog for more tips on nutrition and healthy lifestyle!
The most important aspect of IBS treatment is for patients to understand the nature of their unique symptoms and any potential aggravating or triggering factors. Remember to consult with your physician before making any radical changes to your diet/lifestyle.