6 Tips for Managing IBS Symptoms

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If you’re dealing with digestive problems on a daily basis, you’re not alone.

Whether you’re coping with cramping, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, the root of your problem may be one condition: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

IBS is the most common chronic condition worldwide and it affects about 15 percent of Americans. We don’t know exactly what causes it, but a poor diet, certain over-the-counter medications, and stress are suspected triggers.

Luckily, there are some easy ways you can manage the symptoms (hint: you may want to skip the diet soda). Shilpi Agarwal, a One Medical Washington D.C. doctor, shares six of her top tips in the video below and lets you know when it’s time to consult your health care provider for further help.

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