IBS Diarrhea Treatment Options
For many, IBS diarrhea treatment options are difficult to discuss.
We feel this embarrassment, but we shouldn’t HAVE to feel that way at all, we don’t choose to have Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
This was a problem I dealt with when I was first diagnosed with IBS.
But after nine years of IBS, none of it phases me.
IBS-D Differs From IBS-C
IBS-D stands for (diarrhea) and IBS-C stands for (constipation). It is possible to experience both, alternating, or just have one.
Treatments can vary greatly depending upon which one you’re experiencing.
For example, a low fiber diet would work well for someone with IBS-D, but could really harm someone with IBS-C.
Always Remember To Stay Hydrated
It’s so easy to forget to drink enough water during the day, but it’s especially important if you have IBS-D.
Every flare ends up dehydrating your body more than usual.
I have been hospitalized for this very reason before.
Make sure you are drinking water throughout the day, flare up or not.
Avoid Trigger Foods Like The Plague
You can learn more about common IBS trigger foods here.
These foods/beverages do not cause IBS, but can worsen symptoms.
It’s also a good idea to cut out hard to digest foods.
A low FODMAP diet for IBS is a great way to determine triggers.
I also recommend checking out a Ketogenic diet for IBS.
Great Tools For A Better Diet
Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach is a great low FODMAP diet resource, full of meal plans and easy recipes, perfect whether you have some extra time or live a very busy lifestyle.
The health journal is a helpful way to track your consumption so that you can determine trigger foods through patterns. It can also track allergies!
Don’t forget the amazing Ketogentic Diet book for Beginners. No joke, this is an amazing resource and a great diet for people with IBS-D.
The Ketogenic diet is very popular right now due to the health benefits and weight loss results.
Herbal Remedies For IBS-D
Fennel is a great herb for soothing the digestive tract.
Great for bloating, pain and discomfort of the abdomen.
Fennel tea is very light and great for easing many IBS symptoms.
I always have Heather’s Fennel Tea stocked in my kitchen.
Literally, I’ve been using this exact tea since 2010.
Bet you didn’t see this one coming!
Cinnamon is actually a great abdominal soother.
Cinnamon provides warmth and comfort to the muscles of the G.I. tract.
The Swanson True Cinnamon is what you’re looking for, you’ll want to avoid your typical supermarket cinnamon.
This is the high quality stuff you want to use, as basic super market Cinnamon won’t have the same amazing effects!
3. Slippery Elm
A less commonly known herb, Slippery Elm is one of the best IBS D treatments!
This is a great supplement for IBS Diarrhea treatment at home.
Not only can this help with IBS-D by bulking stool, it can adapt to be a stool softener for IBS-C.
What is this sorcery?!
Personally, this is the herb I’d be sure to have in my medicine cabinet.