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Causes Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

May 29, 2008
Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be divided mainly into two categories - that can't be controlled and those that can be delayed or controlled.

Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome of first category is gender, family history, health history, sensitivity level and age factors, and can't be controlled. Some causes of second categories can be controlled with little care.

People with high BMI's are more likely to suffer with IBS. Following IBS diet plans and doing regular workouts will help you in shedding extra weight and reducing IBS symptoms. Alcohol, chocolate, coffee, barley, caffeine, rye, soda, milk products, tea etc develop IBS. Foods causing gas can also develop bloating problems, so avoid gas-producing foods. Eating big meals a time is also one of the causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. So always prefer small meals.

Some specific types of medicines may also cause IBS. If you feel so, consult to your doctor immediately. Uncontrolled regular chronic stress causes colon spasms in IBS patients.

Our brain and intestine work closely being connected with nerve fiber system that controls the functioning of intestinal muscles. Though we may not control the effects of mental and physical stresses upon our bodily function but by changing our lifestyle, medication and yoga, we can conquer IBS related problems considerably. Some causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome associated with our lifestyle are high stress jobs, financial problems, excessive touring and regular family tensions etc. The are some dietary changes one can make to control the symptoms and causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diet plans don't ask refraining of restaurant food or eating blended food. But these dietary plans tell you what kinds of foods may make bowels irritable casing various problems.

In your Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diet plan, always prefer to eat small meals and drink at least 8 - 10 glass of water daily. High protein diets with lean meats, eggs and fish etc help to relieve IBS symptoms. Eat high fibers diet. Some low residue diets beneficial in treating IBS are enriched white bread, buns, English muffins, plain cereals, cornflakes, wheat cream, arrowroot cookies, soda crackers, tea biscuits, applesauce, apricots, vegetable juices etc. Low fat diet helps to reduce contractions of intestines after taking meals. Peppermint is an anti-spasmodic and relaxes muscles of intestines but take it in a limited quantity.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diet plan don't refrain you from taste, but these stresses taste with health. Caffeine, coffee, insoluble fiber food, food containing high fats and alcohol etc may develop IBS. Most of these foods adversely affect your gastro-intestinal system that causes the problems associated with constipation, bloating and gas and stresses. Avoid lactose based dairy foods. Avoid gas-producing foods containing broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, dried peas, cauliflower, lentils, chives, peppers and onions etc in you Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diet plan. Reduce the quantity of butter upon your sandwich. Prefer to have vegetarian pizza of single cheese spread instead of regular style pizza covered with extra toppings. Avoid carbonated drinks, full fat milk and chewing gum.
About the Author
By Ramesh Kuwadia I am a N.D. and M.D. in Alternate Therapies. I have treated and helped many people with various ailments like fever, back pain, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, frozen shoulder, asthma, stress, headache, migraines, sinus, diabetes and much more... To get more information on natural treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome visit http://www.ibs-cures-exposed.com
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