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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Triggers (cont.)

Other Triggers for IBS

Patient Comments

Eating while doing other activities can cause you to eat too quickly; not chew thoroughly; or to swallow excessive air, which can lead to worsening IBS symptoms.

Exercise helps prevent constipation and lack of exercise can worsen constipation.

REFERENCES:

Barrett, J. et al. "Fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) and nonallergic food intolerance: FODMAPs or food chemicals?" Therap Adv Gastroenterol. Jul 2012; 5(4): 261–268.

Magge, S. et al. "Low-FODMAP Diet for Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome." Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). Nov 2012; 8(11): 739–745.

Muir, J. et al. "The Low FODMAP Diet for Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Other Gastrointestinal Disorders." Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). Jul 2013; 9(7): 450–452.

UpToDate. Patient information: Irritable bowel syndrome (Beyond the Basics).


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/13/2014

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Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about IBS Triggers (Irritable Bowel Syndrome Triggers and Prevention):

IBS Triggers and Prevention - Diarrhea and Constipation

What foods trigger diarrhea or constipation with IBS, and what foods do you avoid to prevent IBS triggers?

IBS Triggers and Prevention - Stress and Anxiety

Do stress or anxiety trigger IBS symptoms for you? If so, what do you to decrease your stress or anxiety?

IBS Triggers and Prevention - Drugs

What medications (OTC or prescription) trigger IBS symptoms for you, and what medications do you avoid to prevent IBS triggers?

IBS Triggers and Prevention - Menstruation

What do you to help relieve IBS symptoms during menstruation?

IBS Triggers and Prevention - Other

What triggers worsen your IBS symptoms?



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