Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects about 20 percent of adults in the Untied States. Symptoms can include:
While may drug companies are taking advantage of the digestive discomfort experienced by IBS suffers to make money, many people don’t experience relief with these options.
Fortunately, chiropractic doctors in Lithia Springs, GA and other medical professionals can recommend treatment options to relieve these symptoms naturally.
Carefully Consider What You Drink and Eat
One way to find relief from IBS is to be selective when it comes to your diet. Avoid sugary foods, sodas, alcohol, processed or fried foods, and alcohol, as these items can impede digestion.
Instead, try to increase the amounts of complex carbohydrates and healthy fats (avocado, salmon, seeds, nuts) that you include in your diet.
Also, don’t rely on products that claim to be a digestive miracle cure, such as yogurt with live cultures, as these are usually marketed ploys and have no real effect on digestion.
Minimize Fluids While Eating
While eating your meals, keep your fluid intake minimal. Also be sure that you chew your food thoroughly, as the adding of saliva to food will set up the rest of the digestion process.
Fluids can make digestion less efficient by diluting stomach acid and can reduce the amount of saliva that you produce while eating.
Be Careful with Certain Food Combinations
The combination of certain foods will influence how efficiently and quickly food is digested. For example, combining dairy or red meat with white foods like bread or white potatoes can lengthen the amount of time needed to digest them.
During this time, food microorganisms have the opportunity to colonize within the stomach lining, and his can result in disturbances of the digestive system.
Treat IBS with AICA Tucker’s Chiropractors
Our team of professional staff and doctors can review your medical history, perform a complete examination, and offer a custom treatment plan that addresses the root causes of your condition.
Our Lithia Spring’s office accepts walk-in appointment, although you are also able to schedule a consultation by phone 24/7 for your convenience.
Please call us today at (404) 602-0388.