What is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)?

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) | Laxiba


Most of us have had an abdominal disease at some point in our life. That is as common as having a cold. As long as you do not see any blood, it often does not even require a visit to the doctor. If however abdominal discomforts are occurring quite often, they become chronic and have to be treated effectively and sustainably. Typical symptoms associated with IBS are abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, and diarrhea. Many patients first become familiar with the term IBS when visiting their doctor. What it means is basically that the doctor does not know the trigger of your symptoms. Hence, this does not help you much at first. It is like saying there is water in the boat while you are searching for the hole. There are promising ways to overcome your IBS symptoms.


Who is affected?

There is no typical IBS patient. What is certain is that IBS is usually a long term issue. Potential causes are virus infections, emotional crisis as well as stress. Especially the abdominal pain is an issue. It results from a sensitive reaction of your gut to pressure. Avoiding this pressure is the main goal of the treatment.


How do I learn about whether I have IBS?

To be on the safe side, a specialist should make this diagnosis. In case this so called gastroenterologist was unable to find a specific cause, it is IBS. In most instances, however, instead of IBS, a lactose intolerance, for example, can be determined. In that case, you do not stomach milk products well. Aside from that, a fructose intolerance is common, in which case the sugar contained in fruits is the triggers as well as a sorbitol intolerance, in which case sugar alcohols are the cause. The latter are contained in certain fruits and vegetables for example.


What can I do in case I have IBS?

One of the easiest and most efficient ways to treat your IBS is using the nutrition tables contained in the »The Nutrition Navigator« published by LAXIBA. These are the first that show you how much you can eat of what in common kitchen measures. What is more, you find proven strategies that make it easy to cope with the issue of IBS and ingredient intolerances. You learn how you can avoid bloating and diarrhea by changing your diet. With our book you avoid unnecessary restrictions of foods as instead of the global "FODMAP" approach, you adapt specifically to those triggers that are a challenge for your stomach. In the over 1200 products in the book, you will find known brands, products for athletes as well as fast food. The portion statements make cooking easy. By the way, it is the first book that considers the interactions of triggers. As a bonus, it also contains a chapter on how to avoid stress. More tranquility in your everyday life brings you a calmer stomach as well and thus an enhanced quality of life.