How much do you know about IBS? Are you aware that there are different types of IBS? Did you know that it is independent of IBD? Do you know the distinction between the two? Maybe someone you know is affected by some of these digestive disorders. We spend some time learning more about IBS, its variations, and how they affect the human body.
IBS is a health condition that affects the stomach and intestines. People who suffer from it frequently experience gas, intestinal cramps and diarrhea. If a person has IBS, it may take longer to get things done or get to functions because they need to consider the time to use the toilet. Some days are better than others and some days are worse. When a person goes through a bad day or a few days, it can be referred to as “flare”, which means that their digestive system is inflamed and feeling unwell for most of the day or days. When flares occur, most people try to restrict their diet and eat things that are less likely to upset the stomach.
They may be forced to cancel or modify plans. For example, if there was a family picnic planned in a public park, it might be best to move it to the backyard of a family member so that there is easy access to a toilet. People with IBS enjoy activities with family and friends, and it is crucial that their loved ones have patience with their unpredictable digestive systems. They can’t avoid it, nor can they really predict when their IBS will occur and cause interruptions. Kindness, patience and understanding are key factors if you have a loved one who has IBS.
If you are very close to this person, you may be aware of the details of their status. You can find out which of the three types of IBS they have. Some people have IBS-D, which means irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. They have cramps, swelling, gas, and loose, loose bowel movements. They have frequent and sudden urges to use the toilet.
Other people suffer from IBS-C, which means constipated irritable bowel syndrome. These people still have cramps, swelling, and gas, but have hard, shapely bowel movements, which occur infrequently, and can take a long time to occur once the person has found a toilet to use. This can be very frustrating and time consuming.
Finally, there is a third type of IBS, where the person who has it has diarrhea and constipation, although not at the same time. Their bodies go back and forth between the two ends. When a person with this type of IBS experiences constipation, they can take medication to loosen their stools. Sometimes these medications cause diarrhea, so the person takes an antidiarrheal medication that would cause constipation. This can turn into a vicious cycle and can make the IBS worse than it should be.
It is important that if you suffer from any of the three types of IBS, do not try to take medication or treat yourself automatically. Instead, make an appointment with a chiropractic acupuncturist so that you can use their wisdom, education, and guidance for the benefit of your body and your health.
Does anyone you know suffer from IBS? Is you? Grab your phone and make an appointment today so you can start feeling better, faster. GOD Bless America and all our troops! Yours in good health !!