Treating IBS With Constipation
IBS with Constipation, IBS and diet: Dietary changes can help many people with IBS to manage their symptoms. Fibre reduces constipation by softening the stool, making it easier to pass. Most people in the UK only eat around 14g of fibre a day, some way short of the recommended at least 30g of fibre a day.
IBS with Constipation: Remember, different foods affect each person with IBS in different ways. Some people develop diarrhoea and wind when they eat too much fibre, or certain high-fibre foods, so it’s a good idea to keep an IBS symptom diary to determine which foods your digestive system can handle. Just write down your IBS symptoms, then note the type and amount of food you ate during the meals before your symptoms appeared.