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Eliminating Common IBS Triggers

By Patricia Macnair

Part of IBS For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

An IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) trigger is something that sets off a chain reaction in the body leading to symptoms of diarrhea or constipation (or both). Here’s a short list of things you want to avoid while you’re getting your IBS symptoms under control:

  • Alcohol

  • Antibiotics

  • Aspartame

  • Carbonated drinks

  • Dairy

  • Monosodium glutamate

  • Processed foods

  • Spicy foods

  • Stress

  • Sugar

  • Wheat

  • Yeast