Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Information, Symptoms, Treatments and Resources


What's Triggering Your IBS?

Fatty Foods

Fatty Foods

You might want to pass on the burger and fries. Most of your greasy or fried favorites have a high fat content. Fatty foods can trigger strong intestinal contractions, changing the speed at which food travels through your digestive system. Many people experience constipation or diarrhea after a high-fat meal. To relieve the pressure on your digestive system, aim to eat small, low-fat meals throughout the day.

By Eve Harris. Published March 19, 2013. Eve Harris helps healthcare providers, patients, advocates and researchers bridge communication gaps. Her knowledge of the patient experience ensures compelling stories while her understanding of medicine ensures accuracy.