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Princess Carey(Holistic Nutritionist & Yoga Instructor)answered(8/21/2012)Many intestinal issues whether it's IBS, celiac disease or intestinal obstruction often carry the same symptoms. The symptoms can be a sign of a minor irritation or something more serious.Consult with your physician and a nutritionist.
Some of the symptoms are: bloating, abdominal pain, gas, constipation and fullness. In severe cases bleeding may occur.
Try avoiding foods/drinks that contains caffeine and large meals.
Pamela Warren, MS, CHN(Certified Holistic & Clinical Nutritionist)answered(10/6/2012)IBS is generally a condition that is with you on a daily basis. It can be triggered by certain foods. You can have symptoms that range from constipation to loose bowels. It might be less severe when eating foods that do not trigger it. You can find out if you have IBS by utilizing a rotation diet. Eating trigger foods will likely create flatulence (gas) and the feeling of needing to empty your bowel. You may receive relief by consuming foods and herbs that soothe the lower intestines. You can try probiotics and prebiotics to create better intestinal flora. You can also utilize digestive aids such as licorice tea to relieve flatulence, provided you do not have high blood pressure. Working with a nutritionist can help you greatly with IBS. If you do not get relief taking this route, then I suggest seeing a gastroenterologist.