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Reversing IBS E-Zine, Issue #005 — Community of IBS Sufferers
September 08, 2009
Having to deal with IBS symptoms is very difficult and in fact, the severity levels with some sufferers can be extremely debilitating. People with IBS experience varying degrees of IBS but often the symptoms are very similar in nature. In the very end, all IBS sufferers experience issues with their digestive organs, whether it be their bowels, stomach, or other organs. Finding and speaking with other IBS sufferers, can not only provide you with useful information but can also help you to relate to others. Knowing that there are others out there just like you, who are experiencing similar symptoms, can bring a sense of comfort knowing that you are not abnormally different.
Bring Comfort Home
There are many IBS sufferers who live with their IBS symptoms in absolute silence. They refuse to seek treatment or to speak with others regarding their symptoms due to the possibility of embarrassment. Other reasons include the possibility of thinking they may require surgery. One thing that is known by many psychologist, is that speaking about your symptoms to peers, can bring about comfort knowing that a support group is available to help you and to relate to you. Do not hide if you currently are, IBS is extremely prevalent and up to 30 million Americans have this disorder at this present time.
Help to Publicize this Condition
There have been very little funding for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and currently many unknowns exists in traditional medicine. Traditional doctors are almost always likely to recommend that you manage your stress levels or to see a psychologist as they believe IBS is caused by the human mind. This is true to a certain extent. The mind can flare-up your IBS symptoms however it by no means is the root cause of you being inflicted with IBS. For this very reason, the more people we have joining together to find a cure or even manageable solutions, the easier our lives can be.
April is IBS Awareness Month
Let us spread the word that April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome awareness month. The International Foundation of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) have helped to recognize this month in dedication of this condition. All IBS sufferers know that this condition should be as generously funded as any other type of disease or cancer. IBS often changes a person’s lifestyle and can restrict one’s daily activities. In fact, IBS is known to be the second top cause for lost time at work. Gastrointestinal problems are a major issue and we need to help raise funding for the benefit of all IBS sufferers around the world including us.
Join us on Facebook
A facebook group has been created to bring all of us subscribers together including all other IBS sufferers around the world to unite and to speak of each others experiences and tips. In addition to this, seeking help and attention from peers would prove useful to help calm your mind and help prevent flare-ups. Many tips from others can be incorporated into your daily lifestyle to lessen the severity of your symptoms. This facebook group has been created for you, so please take a second of your time to login and to join the group. Do not live your life any longer in fear of embarrassment or silence. To join the Reversing Irritable Bowel Syndrome Support Group on facebook, click here.

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As always, take care and I wish you the best of health in the near future.

Kelly Chow
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