Bloating, severe cramps and the urgent search for a bathroom — these feelings are all too familiar for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. IBS is a disorder of the large intestine that can cause a wide variety of symptoms, from abdominal discomfort, gas and bloating to diarrhea or constipation.
While IBS doesn’t cause any permanent damage, the symptoms can interfere with your daily life. Fortunately, there is relief — as part of a treatment plan, managing your diet can go a long way toward easing your discomfort. While no one diet works for everyone, there are many foods that are more likely to cause digestive problems than others. Here’s a list of foods that commonly trigger IBS.