Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Triggers (cont.)
6. Other Triggers for IBS
- Eating while working or driving
- Eating too quickly
- Chewing gum
- Lack of exercise
- Performing different activities while eating may cause you to swallow more
air, eat more quickly, and feel bloated. Take time out from other activities
while you enjoy your food.
- Not enough exercise can also cause constipation. Try to get at least 30
minutes of exercise each day. Take a long walk to help your bowels and ease
Also, be sure to talk to your doctor about all your treatment options for IBS
with constipation and IBS with diarrhea.
WebMD Medical Reference
SOURCES:Last Editorial Review: 2/8/2010
Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, American Dietetic Association Guide to Better
American College of Gastroenterology.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.
American Dietetic Association.
Jeffrey Roberts, founder and president, IBS Self Help and Support Group.
Lynn Jacks, founder, IBS support group, Summit, N.J.
Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD, FACG, gastroenterologist, Montefiore Medical Center,
National Center for Biotechnology Information. Gut.
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.
Reviewed by Venkat Mohan, MD on February 28, 2010
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