Flat tummy in the morning, bloated in the evening; abdominal pain in between – living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) isn’t fun. You might switch between diarrhea and constipation and live in fear of your digestive system conjuring up a foul smell. In fact, it can be downright embarrassing and even diminish your desire to be social if it isn’t managed well.
I’ve suffered with medically diagnosed IBS for years now, so I know firsthand. Unfortunately, there isn’t a cure for IBS, but it can be managed. Over the years I’ve worked with industry professionals and have learnt a number of management techniques for IBS.
Unfortunately, it’s a topic that Australian’s are apprehensive to talk about, yet 1 in 5 Australians struggles with IBS and it’s twice as common for women as it is men. So today I’m continuing the conversation about IBS to show others that a) you’re not alone and b) there are effective management techniques if you suffer with this medically diagnosed condition and its difficult symptoms.