Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Triggers (cont.)
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Other Triggers for IBS
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.
Last update: 2/8/2010
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/13/2014
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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?