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Expert advice from Midland Health: lifestyle and how it affects the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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(Isstories Editorial): – London, United Kingdom April 21, 2024 ( – Midland Health is a healthcare provider focused on providing high-quality, personalized care to people seeking health solutions. They strive to make life better for everyone they care for.

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April is IBS Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of understanding and managing this condition. In the world of digestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a major challenge for many people. Arti Dhokia, a dietitian, and Dr. Samuel Smith from Midland Health explain how lifestyle choices can affect IBS symptoms.

IBS can ruin your bathroom routine and make you feel uncomfortable, from constipation to diarrhea. A major reason for this is that the brain and stomach do not work well together, especially if you are anxious or eat certain foods. Dhokia says what you eat is very important for managing IBS symptoms. Foods like fatty meats, processed foods, and sugary drinks can disrupt the good bacteria in your gut, causing bloating and gas. Avoiding these foods and helping the good bacteria grow can help 97% of patients feel better. Also, getting therapy for anxiety can improve symptoms as well.

Dr. Smith talks about how things like drinking alcohol, smoking and not sleeping well can worsen IBS symptoms. Alcohol can upset your stomach, smoking upsets your gut, and not getting enough sleep affects the way your brain and gut talk to each other, worsening symptoms. Making changes such as drinking less alcohol, quitting smoking and getting good sleep can really help with IBS symptoms.

Regular exercise can also help manage IBS symptoms. Exercise helps your bowels move and reduces stress, which can make you feel better. Simple activities such as walking, cycling or doing yoga can make a big difference for people with IBS.

Dr. Smith says it’s important to understand how common IBS is and its impact, especially for people under 50. Even though we don’t know exactly what causes IBS, making lifestyle changes can really help manage symptoms hold. Eating right, managing stress, and getting an early diagnosis are all important for managing IBS.

“In conclusion, managing IBS means making changes to your diet, managing stress, and making lifestyle changes,” says Dr. Samuel Smith. “By making healthy choices, such as quitting smoking, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly, people can improve their quality of life, even with IBS.”

About Midland Health:

Midland Health is a leading healthcare provider committed to delivering high-quality, personalized care to people seeking health solutions. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to improving the lives of everyone we care for by making healthcare accessible and effective for all.

Dr. Samuel Smith
Midland Health
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