Eliminating Common Triggers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Part of the IBS For Dummies Cheat Sheet
An IBS trigger is something that sets off a chain reaction in the body leading to symptoms of pain — and diarrhea or constipation (or both). Stress can aggravate your IBS symptoms so consider yoga, meditation, or other stress-busters. A few specific foods, ingredients, and medications can also trigger the symptoms. Here's a short list of items that commonly cause IBS to flare up; you might want to avoid them while you're getting your IBS symptoms under control.