[윤진석 원장 건강칼럼] Irritable Bowel Syndrome, where everyday life is painful, only stress can control it?

Jin-seok Yoon, Director of Opposite Orthopedic Surgery

The complaints of patients with irritable bowel syndrome are more severe than expected. If the constipation is severe, the stomach is full of gas and distended. On the other hand, if the symptoms of diarrhea or sudden bowel movements are severe, no matter how important the seat is, it is embarrassing enough for you to make you look for the bathroom.

As such, it is known that ‘stress’ is the main cause of irritable bowel syndrome, which negatively affects everyday life in many ways. It is a disease that generally refers to symptoms of dysfunction caused by overactive contraction of the colon muscles, not other diseases or anatomical abnormalities.

For this reason, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, above all else, managing stress on a daily basis is considered the first step in improving symptoms, but it is unfortunate that it does not simply improve with stress management. This is because the attitude of trying to manage stress by being aware of the disease becomes stressful, which can add to mental pain as well as physical pain.

In addition to this, Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a symptom of gastrointestinal weakness or a history of colon disease in childhood, a sensitive and sensitive personality compared to others, disordered eating, severe unhealthy eating, and other diseases including cancer .. When anxiety is high, social and personal problems such as work and family can also be a cause.

However, attention is needed because the cause has not yet been identified. to manage your lifestyle including stress, you have to weigh

Irritable bowel syndrome usually comes with abdominal pain along with diarrhea and constipation. From time to time, often accompanied by abdominal distension. If these symptoms continue more than once a week for 3 months, this is not a temporary symptom, but irritable bowel syndrome. However, if the signs and symptoms such as weight loss, anemia, and bloody stools are observed, another colon disease may have occurred.

You should also focus on managing your diet. You should try to eat mainly FODMAP foods, and avoid eating foods such as flour, caffeine, and alcohol that can irritate or burden the large intestine. It is also good to stop smoking. FODMAP foods include bananas, tomatoes, oranges, rice, and lactose-free dairy products.

Meals should also be eaten regularly and chewed slowly and firmly. Eating too quickly can lead to indigestion and bloating. It is also recommended to remember that it is necessary to maintain a regular lifestyle and maintain a healthy body through regular exercise.

(Writing: Jinseok Yoon, Director of Daehang Ha Orthopedic Surgery)

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