If you’re a woman, you’ve most likely have heard or experienced IBS. Not saying that men can’t experience it, but women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with IBS.
What exactly is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
In a nutshell, it is a gastrointestinal disorder, in which you can experience diarrhea, constipation, or a combo. The common symptoms are:
- Stomach discomfort
- Stomach cramping
However, doctors don’t know sh*t (pun intended) about what causes IBS. The most common is it is genetics, in which that’s how I got blessed with IBS. Even with no reason behind why it occurs, there are remedies to help!
These remedies will help elevate symptoms, but WILL NOT cure it!
Reduce your stress levels.
A common cause of increased IBS symptoms is too much stress. This probably explains why you get uncomfortable during finals week or before a major work meeting. Taking a couple breaths can be enough to reduce the symptoms before it consumes your day!
Drink tea like it is your job!
Ginger tea is great for when feeling nausea and stomach upset. Peppermint tea is great for bloating. Chamomile is great for reducing cortisol levels (aka stress) and it also helps you sleep!
Exercising is your friend.
This maybe the last thing you’d want to do, but boi does exercising help. Some great options are going for a long walk or hike as the cardiovascular exercise helps you begin digestion! Also, there is specialized yoga to relieve GI distress and a bonus is reducing your stress as well!
I threw a lot of info at you, but hopefully, this makes you feel more confident in controlling your IBS. You are 100% not alone with IBS and if you have any recommendations or question please TALK. TO. ME.