Health Tip: What Triggers Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Stress and other things to avoid

(HealthDay News) -- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common cause of intestinal bloating, irregularity, gasiness, and cramps. While it has no known organic cause, the condition may be aggravated by emotional stress and other typical factors.

The American Gastroenterological Association mentions these common triggers of IBS:

  • Eating foods that produce excess gas.
  • Taking certain medications that can trigger colon spasms.
  • Drinking too much alcohol.
  • Drinking chocolate milk.
  • Consuming caffeine.
  • Menstruating among women.
Diana Kohnle

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