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Updated 02 December 2013

Irritable bowels? Try to relax

An estimated one in five South Africans suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Are you one of them?

An estimated one in five South Africans suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Are you one of them? Then you know how disabling and painful it can be. The disorder, which interferes with the normal functions of the colon, is characterised by abdominal cramps, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.

Take action:


Avoid the following IBS triggers: wheat, rye, barley, chocolate, milk, caffeinated drinks and alcohol. Also eat smaller meals during the day and try to manage your stress. Meditation, private counselling, regular exercise and adequate sleep will go a long way to relax your colon.

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