IBS Awareness - be aware of what IBS is and provide your condolences & support to those that have it.
IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and it can devastate someone's life. It is not easy to live with IBS as the symptoms are constant and relentless in one's life. Some symptoms can include diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, stomach pains, mind fog, etc.
This condition is known to consistently affect a person's bowel movements for at least the past 3 months. The muscles of the bowels contract irregularly causing the stool either to move through the gut too slowly or too quickly.
Unknowns becoming Clear
The cause of this problem in the medical world is still largely unknown however many alternative practitioners do understand what is happening. The balance of the gut is normally made up of mostly beneficial bacteria with minimal yeast present.
When the yeast turns form and overgrows uncontrollably, it can overtake the gut and damage the lining. This results in the gut leaking food particles that you consume into your blood stream. The body will see these food particles/antigens as a foreign substance and try to attack it.
Life with IBS
This results in histamines to exist and the reason for symptoms to be present. Some symptoms are so severe that it can result in an IBS sufferer to avoid social activities. Even an outing with friends to a restaurant can cause anxiety as the symptoms can be triggered unexpectedly by consuming foods that do not sit well with the body.
Reach out to IBS Sufferers
IBS sufferers often have a large list of food products that they have come to be allergic to. This results in them avoiding foods made by others as they do not know what those foods consist of. If you know someone with IBS, reach out to them and ask if you can provide any assistance to them. Try to be there for them emotionally and physically.
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