I have your dx but trust that it is not an everyday problem. I am rarely bothered by it anymore.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional disorder of the gut. (The gut includes the bowels.) A functional disorder means there is a problem with the function of a part of the body, but there is no abnormality in the structure. So, in IBS, the function of the gut is upset, but all parts of the gut look normal.
Pain and discomfort may occur in different parts of the abdomen. Pain usually comes and goes. The length of each bout of pain can vary greatly. The pain often eases when you pass stools or gas. Many people with IBS describe the pain as a spasm or colic. The severity of the pain can vary from mild to severe, both from person to person, and from time to time in the same person.
Bloating and swelling of your abdomen may develop from time to time. You may pass more gas than usual.
A healthy diet is important for all of us. However, some of us with IBS find certain foods of a normal healthy diet can trigger symptoms or make symptoms worse. Evidence is emerging that using the FODMAP diet may improve IBS bowel symptoms.
Here is a link to the FODMAP diet:
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