Steps and tips for your IBS-D

The symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D), like abdominal pain and diarrhea, can be really frustrating to live with. Below are some tips that may help you manage your symptoms, but alone they may not be enough to provide relief.

VIBERZI is a prescription medicine that may help manage IBS-D symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhea. It's important that you talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to manage your IBS-D.

IBS-D tips

Start with a good diet.

Maintaining a proper diet and avoiding large amounts of food at once may help relieve your symptoms.

Reduce your stress.

It is important to pay attention to stress levels because they can adversely impact IBS-D symptoms. If your stress levels start to rise, take action with some deep breathing or light meditation.

Track your symptoms.

Using a diary or symptom tracker like MyGIHealth may help you learn what foods or stresses may trigger your symptoms. Then you can work with your healthcare provider to properly adjust your diet or lifestyle.

Exercise regularly.

Daily exercise may help you when you have IBS-D. Talk to your healthcare provider about incorporating exercises into your daily routine.

Understand over-the-counter (OTC) medicine.

Pain relievers and antidiarrheal drugs can help treat symptoms in a pinch, but remember to always tell your healthcare provider if you take OTCs more than occasionally.

Listen carefully to your healthcare provider.

Talk to your healthcare provider about treatment options, such as VIBERZI.