Okay, I know it’s not a fun topic! Nobody really feels comfortable to talk about bowel discomfort. Lately, I’ve seen a few clients coming in with IBS so I thought a blog post on this topic would be appreciated.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional gastrointestinal tract disorder. This means that the symptoms experienced are caused by changes in how the GI tract works, meaning it’s not working properly. These symptoms could include abdominal pain or discomfort, cramping, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea. While you may experience some pain, IBS does not lead to disease and damage organs.
I know it can be embarrassing to talk about your stomach problems, but you don’t have to think that pain and bloating are normal because it’s all you know. Don’t let the embarrassment get in the way of your healing. If you’re feeling bloated, uncomfortable, your stomach is in pain, and maybe you’re worried about going out because you need to quickly find bathrooms, it doesn’t have to be that way! The good news is that you can help control your symptoms through diet and nutrition.
Here are a few ways to control your IBS: