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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Periods are known to wreak havoc on the G.I. system. But a week prior, women with IBS may experience intensified abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea, says Cynthia Yoshida, MD, professor of gastroenterology at the University of Virginia Digestive Health Center. Sufferers are advised to stay away from common IBS triggers like lactose, gluten, fiber, certain carbs, and caffeine and look for probiotics in fermented foods or supplements.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.