Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Triggers, Prevention (cont.)
In this Article
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) triggers and prevention introduction
- Diet triggers for IBS constipation
- Diet triggers for IBS diarrhea
- Stress and anxiety triggers for IBS
- Drugs that can trigger IBS
- Menstrual triggers for IBS
- Other triggers for IBS
- Find a local Doctor in your town
6. Other Triggers for IBS
- Eating while working or driving
- Eating too quickly
- Chewing gum
- Lack of exercise
- Performing different activities while eating may cause you to swallow more
air, eat more quickly, and feel bloated. Take time out from other activities
while you enjoy your food.
- Not enough exercise can also cause constipation. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. Take a long walk to help your bowels and ease tension.
Also, be sure to talk to your doctor about all your treatment options for IBS with constipation and IBS with diarrhea.
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Jeffrey Roberts, founder and president, IBS Self Help and Support Group.
Lynn Jacks, founder, IBS support group, Summit, N.J.
Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD, FACG, gastroenterologist, Montefiore Medical Center, New York.
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Reviewed by Venkat Mohan, MD on February 28, 2010
Last Editorial Review: 5/12/2011 12:39:24 PM
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