1. Visit your GP It is important to be diagnosed with IBS before you begin self-treating at home. The doctor can check whether there are any underlying issues and can also offer some tailored advice specific to your needs.
2. Take care of your mental health IBS can be triggered by stress and anxiety, so taking some time to care for your mind could help. With work commitments, children and fitness, it’s easy to feel like you’re working at 100mph. Try taking some time to pause and tune back in with yourself, even if it’s just for a five-minute breather.
3. Track your diet and symptoms Keeping a diary with all of the things you have eaten and the symptoms you felt afterwards may help you notice a pattern in when your IBS flare up the most. Everyone reacts differently to certain foods so there is no general rule for what may trigger IBS for you.
4. Move a bit more Exercising can help reduce stress which in turn may help ease your IBS symptoms. It can also help with constipation, which is a common symptom of IBS.
5. Try Tummease IBS Relief Capsules Tummease capsules are a 100 percent vegan and gluten-free medical device that relieves the symptoms of excessive accumulation of gas in the abdomen in patients with IBS. It helps ease feeling bloated, abdominal distension, fullness, belching, and the pain associated with gas in the abdomen. To date there is no cure for IBS. Tummease capsules offer quick relief and treatment of the symptoms that accompany it. The active ingredients are natural mineral clay and simethicone, and capsules come in a travel-friendly pot. £7.99 from Superdrug and crescentpharma.com