Well Irritable Bowel Syndrome is really nota disease in itself its a description of multiple symptoms that when put together are a syndromethat are often will cause symptoms in both men, women, and children. It is very commonbut thankfully life threatening in anyway. The symptoms can be varied but the most commonones would include things like bloating, distension, abdominal pain, alternating both diarrheaand constipation. These symptoms could be very concerning for patients and can reallylimit their life style but once again its really not life threatening. It's a descriptionof really the neural impulses that colon in particular is receiving and if you think ofit as almost like a fray ends of an electrical
wire there is increased amounts of impulsesthat are irritation the colon and the colon walls and the muscular track and is believedto cause spasm and often that's what creates the sensation of bloating, gas, and abdominalpain. IBS is a life long syndrome and not a life threatening syndrome and patients typicallywill have symptoms that come and go and sometimes exacerbated by types of stress or emotionalchanges. Thank you for choosing Saint Peter's.
In the scary world of intestinal tracts themost common ghost is a mysterious syndrome that travels under the code name of IBS.Irritable bowel syndrome can be very uncomfortable and interfere with daily living.Thank you Kelly for your question about how you could better manage your irritable bowel.Fortunately, it's not a lifethreatening medical condition.The root causes are frustratingly elusive. It's really not a disease.Nor is there any chronic inflammation of the bowel.s who have studied the problem say that it's probably related mostly to stress foodallergies.
Since the causes are elusive finding an appropriateremedy can pose a real challenge for you. Here are 6 tips you should consider implementingin your selfcare routine: Tip 1 is to monitor your selfawareness.By keeping a daily diary recording any IBS symptoms along with all foods beveragesingested or any stressful events you might be able to pinpoint possible culprits.Tip 2 is to drink throughout the day. Try to drink eight 12ounce glasses of watera day and more if you're an active person. Also avoid potential bowel irritants suchas alcohol caffeine especially on an empty stomach.3 is to eat 4 to 5 small meals.
By eating several small meals a day ratherthan 2 or 3 large ones you can reduce the mealstimulated increase in bowel contractions potential diarrhea. Tip 4 Give peppermint a try.Calm your aching colon by taking peppermint oil extract an herbal medicine long used fordigestive problems. Tip 5 Practice relaxation regularly.Make an effort to develop effective relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga or massage.Since stress plays a big part in the onset of IBS explore various nonpharmaceuticalways of reducing its effects. And tip 6 Engage in mild exercise.In general, exercise can be very therapeutic
for people with IBS because it helps reducestress and it can normalize bowel function if constipation is the problem.On a personal note one of the symptoms of my fibromyalgia condition happens to be anirritable bowel. What helped me initially was to monitor myfood intake stress level. By comparing how I was feeling to what washappening to my body I was able to gradually change my diet lifestyle.Both of these changes took time to incorporate into my daily routine.However, my IBS symptoms have decreased in both severity frequency by taking a proactiveapproach.
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