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What are the symptoms of IBS and what causes it to flare up? WebMD highlighted what causes your IBS symptoms and how can make a plan to avoid them. If your IBS is flared up when you eat certain foods then it is likely to be a food sensitivity. Try to keep your bloating to a minimum by finding out what foods make you bloat, experience constipation or diarrhoea and then dealing with them in the appropriate manner. 

Diet Triggers for IBS Constipation

Some foods can make IBS-related triggers worse, and this includes breads and cereals which are made with refined grains. You should also watch out for processed foods, including crisps and biscuits which can cause constipation. Obviously, this is something that you wish to avoid, so make sure you do not feel gassy and full. Living with IBS symptoms can be a hindrance, so it is important you identify the foods which will cause you the most issues.

Getting rid of your Constipation

Improve your diet by slowly and gradually boosting your fibre intake by around 2 to 3 grams a day. This, according to WebMD is a better diet choice for constipation. The NHS recommends you should drink plenty of water every day anyway, but this is even more important when you are experiencing constipation.

Water is a friend, not a foe

Drinking water every day means you are more likely to flush the toxins out of your body. Although it is recommended that you consume 6-8 glasses a day, it is also important that you choose the correct time to drink and eat. Drinking an hour before and after you eat is the most beneficial way of avoiding diarrhoea.

So, are you experiencing either constipation or diarrhoea? Well, you should check out www.sensitivitycheck.com in order to find out more about how we can help you cope with your symptoms. 

This article was written by Donna, our Nutritionist / Care Manager

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