What are IBS flare ups? November 18, 2015 10:00

For some Irritable Bowel Sufferers symptoms can come and go. A ‘flare up’ is when symptoms are aggravated. You may have found that you can experience symptom free weeks followed by one of these flare ups, sometimes it will be obvious what has triggered this and sometimes it can be harder to tell. Below is some information on flare ups that we hope will be helpful to you.


Flare up’s can be caused by many factors, some include; diet, stress, anxiety, a lack of exercise, incorrect digestion from eating too quickly and chewing gum.


As with all treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome you may be advised to consider

  • Medication and supplements
  • Dietary changes
  • Lifestyle changes and stress management

Moving forward

After a flare up the digestive tract may continue to be sensitive for a time. It is important to keep that in mind to avoid returning to a flared up state. Try to keep up your techniques for treating a flare up for a time and not make any dramatic changes, remember also that if you are making a change in your diet in response to a flare up you may need to give it some time to be fully effective.

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*Please remember to always seek medical advice. This article is written generically about IBS and should not supersede any advice received by a medical professional about an individual condition. If you think you have IBS or any other condition get the advice of your Family Doctor especially before beginning or changing any course of medication.