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The ABCs in IBS

How much do you know about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? If you’ve just been diagnosed, you’re probably still learning the ABCs of managing the condition. We understand that the whole process can be overwhelming. But, the more you know about your condition, the easier it can get to living with less symptoms. 

Here’s a quick quiz to test your knowledge! Don’t forget to talk with your HCPs if you need more clarification.

1. What is a great way to improve your gut health?

a. Eating FODMAP foods

b. Exercising less

c. Getting fiber from whole foods

d. Reducing water intake 

2. Probiotics work the best when you also take  _________

a. Multivitamins 

b. Prebiotics

c. Biotin

d. Prenatal

3. What diet is recommended for IBS patients to follow?

a. Keto 

b. Vegan 


d. High-carb

4. What’s a good way to relieve stress to avoid having your IBS triggered?

a. Meditating 

b. Exercise 

c. Full night sleep 

d. Relaxing

e. All of the above

5. What lives in your gut to help you digest?

a. Antibodies

b. Red blood cells 

c. Mitochondria

d. Bacteria

6. Which is a high FODMAP food?

a. Broccoli 

b. Garlic

c. Cantaloupe 

d. Sweet Potatoes 

7. What can happen as a result of a “leaky gut”

a. Constipation 

b. Diarrhea

c. Bloating 

d. Gas

e. All of the above

8. What medical professional can help you with your IBS?

a. Physical therapist

b. Dietitian

c. Respiratory therapist 

d. Phlebotomist 

ANSWERS: 1) d; 2) b; 3) c; 4) e; 5) d; 6) b; 7) e; and 8) b


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