IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) – Symptoms and Treatment

This article will inform you about the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Symptoms, Treatment & the low FODMAP Diet. 

IBS Symptoms and Treatment


What is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) ?

IBS is a common disorder that affects the digestive system. Experts says, that 6-18%* (*Healthline)of the world population has IBS. The Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) leads to changes in the bowel movement. People with IBS Symptoms can use diets like the Low FODMAP or Medicines to weaken the symptoms. IBS Symptoms are usually stomach pain and cramping, Diarreah, Gas and Bloating and sleeping problems. There is no general Treatment for people with IBS! Read more

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IBS – Symptoms

When it comes to the IBS Symptoms, there is no general symptom in people with IBS. In fact, the symptoms vary here are the most common Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms:

Stomach Pain and Cramping

This is a very common and the main IBS symptom. Normally your brain works together with your gut in order to control digestion.

But when you have the Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the brain-gut collaboration fails and leads to painful tensions in the Abdominal tract. The pain is more likely in the lower part of the abdomen. Learn more about IBS Types here


One third of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) suffer from Diarreah. Many patients have 12 bowel movements per week, that’s the double amount of people without IBS.


Gas and Bloating

A very uncomfortable IBS symptom.  Irritable Bowel Syndrome leads to higher gas production in the gut and therefor to bloating. Here you can read how to free you from the toilet.



In contrast to Diarreah, an very common IBS symptom is constipation. The collaboration lack between the brain and the bowel can speed up or slow down the movement  of stool. When it slows down the stool absorbs water and becomes hard to pass.


Stress & Anxiety

It is unclear why these symptoms are related to IBS or the other way round. But studies revealed that people with IBS are more likely to have a mood disorder. Read more


Sleeping problems

A study revealed that more than half of Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS) patients have difficulties to sleep. (Here) “Difficulties to sleep” includes also problems to fall asleep, waking up many time and feeling unrested in the morning.

IBS Symptoms
IBS Symptoms

Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS) – Treatment

What should I do when I have the IBS symptoms ?

When your IBS affects your quality of life, please don’t hestitate and visit your doctor.

Alternatively, the new low FODMAP Diet is proofed to helped people with IBS to reboot their bowel bacteria.

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With the low FODMAP Diet people with IBS can treat there symptoms. In fact, many foods have a impact on the digestion, with the low FODMAP Diet you can restrict certain foods that lead to an improvement of your IBS symptoms.

Low FODMAP stands for fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols, terms to classify carbs that lead to bloating and digestions problems.

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What to Eat – Low FODMAP Diet

  • Grains: Polenta, corn, quinoa, millet, rice and wheat
  • Vegetables: Aubergine, beans, carrots, cucumber, tomato and zucchini
  • Fruits: Grapes, kiwi, pineapple, strawberries, cataloupe
  • Dairy: Almond & Soy Milk, cheese, feta and lactose free milk
  • Protein: Eggs, Tofu, seafood & tempeh
  • Sweets: Dark Chocolate, maple syrup, sugar

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IBS Food Pyramid
IBS Food Pyramid

What not to eat – High FODMAP Foods

  • Grains: Breakfast cereals, wheat, biscuits and snack products
  • Vegetables: Asparagus, artichoke, garlic, cauliflower, leek, mushrooms and onions
  • Fruits: Apple, apple juice, mango, peaches, pears, plums and watermelons
  • Dairy: Cow Milk, yoghurt and ice cream
  • Protein: Processed meat
  • Sweets: High fructose syrup, honey and sugar free confectionery


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