Healthy digestion is so important, yet it is taken for granted until something goes wrong; such as the number one digestive disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It affects as many as 50 million people in the U.S. It’s most common in young to middle aged women, and twice as many women compared to men have IBS, and it mostly those under the age of 50.
IBS is a functional disorder, when your digestive tract does not function as it should. Muscles in your intestines should move food from your stomach to your rectum in a fairly predictable manor. Some have spasms or contractions which change the movement of the digestive tract.
IBS is a chronic condition that you’ll need to manage long term. Only a small number of people have severe signs or symptoms. It can be controlled by changing your diet, lifestyle and stress level. Severe cases may need medications. No test can actually confirm IBS. That is why tracking symptoms is so important.
Most common symptoms include:
What natural or home remedies can help:
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Sharon Smith with Body and Skin Health – Your Health & Wellness Coach.
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