A Short Tale
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that occurs in the intestines that can cause bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and a lot of other things that affect your quality of life. Unfortunately, there is not a known cause and therefore no solution/fix. The only thing you can do is manage your symptoms, which sounds a lot easier than it is because everyone’s body is different and has different triggers. So before I dive too deep into this, there are three types: IBS C, IBS D, and IBS M. People with IBS C suffer from constipation, D suffer from the opposite problem, and then M(ixed) suffer from both. I have IBS C, so everything that I’ve experienced and have learned about myself is IBS C related, but for this who have IBS D I believe that a lot of my tips will still be helpful.
Over the course of quarantine I got to know myself real well and I made it my mission to improve my quality of life. I feel like I finally have a grasp on managing my symptoms and have learned enough about gut health, not just from reading and learning about it like most professionals, but actually living it. And to be clear I am by no means saying I have it completely figured out because as I am typing this I am currently going through a flare up. Shit happens–I wish and not every day or every week is going to be perfect. There is hope though and I promise if you make some lifestyle changes you will see and FEEL the results. I’m here to share things that do work for me and have been game changers! So if you are ready to take control over your IBS and start feeling better mentally and physically, get your notebooks out because I will be spilling it all.