Misconceptions About Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), then you know how disruptive it can be. Some people write it off as a little bloating or stomach pain, but IBS can be so severe that you have to cancel plans, can’t comfortably close your pants, can’t find a good sleeping position, and are a prisoner to the bathroom, afraid to leave your house for a few hours. You’ve probably searched everywhere for help alleviating your symptoms, but one thing is for certain; you cannot afford to make matters worse. If you don’t critically analyze and fact-check some of the treatments you hear about, you could end up with more severe symptoms. Here are some of the top myths about treating irritable bowel syndrome.

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You just need to relax

There is certainly a strong connection between the brain and the intestines, and many people believe that if an IBS sufferer were simply stress-free, their symptoms would go away.

 

 

 

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