How to Manage IBS while Aging

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS does not follow any age limit to occur. It usually starts at an early age but stays for a lifetime. It usually starts before the age of 45 and it has been estimated that up to 20% of population are affected by IBS as of now. Although one cannot get out of IBS totally but managing the triggers and effects are very much possible. So, here we from Comfort Keepers Elder Home Care Redwood City we will discuss today about effective ways to manage IBS while aging.

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How to Manage IBS while Aging Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS does not follow any age limit to occur. It usually starts at an early age but stays for a lifetime. It usually starts before the age of 45 and it has been estimated that up to 20 of population are affected by IBS as of now. Although one cannot get out of IBS totally but managing the triggers and effects are very much possible. So here we from Comfort Keepers Elder Home Care Redwood City we will discuss today about effective ways to manage IBS while aging. Diet Modification Keep a food diary and track what are the foods that triggers the IBS effects in you. Usually dairy products high fat and high gas producing foods are the triggers for IBS. So whatever acts as a trigger reduce the intake of that food item. It is always a good idea to take lesser amount of food in shorter intervals. You may also try adding additional fiber to your diet. Medication There are various medication options for reducing the effects of IBS. Depending upon your specific condition your doctor may prescribe you supplements laxative diarrhea medication cramps medication medication for reducing stress etc. Probiotics It has been found in various studies that probiotics improve the digestive condition through releasing some healthy bacteria into the system. Probiotics is a kind of dietary supplement that helps to manage IBS in all ages. So you can try this after consulting with your physician. Reduce Stress Stress is a very common trigger for IBS. So practicing various stress reductions techniques proves to be very helpful for seniors and children affected by IBS. You can try meditation counseling therapies yoga and other practices according to your condition and preferences. Caregivers from Comfort Keepers Elder Home Care Redwood City will be able to help you with choosing the practice best suitable for you. So contact Comfort Keepers Elder Home Care Redwood City for any help with IBS management in senior adults as well as for any kind of help and support regarding senior living. For more information check here

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