Q&A: How Do I Control My Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

woman with stomach painQ: What can I do to control irritable bowel syndrome? – L. K.

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A: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that causes cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation. These episodes are often brought on with stress, depression, anxiety or infection.

Besides relaxing and avoiding stress, you can also try to control your irritable bowel syndrome through diet. Here are some suggestions: