BEACON EMR HIPAA Disclaimer Site Map Social Media
BayCare Health System
Community Benefit Financial Assistance Policy Quality Report Card Health Library News Doctor Connect Find Us
Services Hospitals Find A Doctor Classes & Events About Us Careers Contact Us Get E-Newsletter
HealthDay Articles & Information
 Back  Back


May We Help You?
 

Call 1-877-692-2922
Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm

Persons with hearing and speech disabilities can reach the above number through TDD and other specialized equipment by calling the Florida Relay Service at 711.

Contact Us
Send 
e-mail
Search jobs


Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+) Font Size
Print    Email
Search Health Information   

Health Tip: Keep Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Check

Focus on a healthier diet

(HealthDay News) -- Irritable bowel syndrome can trigger cramps, abdominal pain, diarrhea and gas. But the cause is unclear, and an examination of the colon usually turns up no signs of the disease.

The American Gastroenterological Association offers these general treatment suggestions:

  • Eat a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet.
  • Avoid foods that appear to trigger your symptoms, such as dairy products or foods that are high in fat.
  • Avoid eating large meals in one sitting. Instead, have smaller meals throughout the day.
  • Make sure you get enough fiber each day. But avoid a high-fiber diet, which can actually worsen some IBS symptoms.
  • Consider counseling to help manage emotional health concerns.
  • Research and practice stress management and relaxation methods.


Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.


Serving The Tampa Bay Area © Copyright 2014 BayCare Health System