IBS may not be curable at the moment but certain practices like a change in lifestyle can alleviate the problems. By modifying your diet and taking the appropriate medication, this would certainly help in keeping the symptoms under control.

Intestinal Health: Irritable Bowel Syndrome“In bitterly cold winter, a person’s immunity is bound to drop, weakening their intestinal health. As the amount of physical activity and fluid intake drops sharply, smooth intestinal movement and metabolism are hindered, often leading to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

The IBS is a common digestive ailment characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and changes in bowel habits, including constipation and diarrhea. It affects about 7 to 15 percent of Koreans.

According to many studies, stress is a major cause of IBS. The term “chronic stress” has become more familiar to us than “chronic fatigue,” and we are evidently more exposed to various kinds of stress. The heightened stress level caused by modern lifestyle leads to increased incidences of IBS.

Despite the uncomfortable symptoms, IBS does not cause permanent damage to our colon, even if the symptoms continue for months or years. Although the exact cause of IBS is unknown, it is closely linked to stress, diet, and lifestyle.

While there is no cure for the IBS currently, treatments include dietary changes, medication, and addressing psychological factors. Above all, correcting the eating habit is the best recommended treatment.”

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