Excessive bloating and gas can be much more than the inability to zip up your pants. If you suffer from this problem you already know it is much more serious than just having a little indigestion at times. If this condition is an ongoing problem for you, it may be time to do some research into the cause. Your digestive problems could be a sign of a more serious issue. If so, you may need to handle it now before it gets worse.
If you suffer from excessive bloating and gas, or even if you continually experience just one of these symptoms, you could be suffering from IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome. Many people with IBS also suffer from constipation and diarrhea, sometimes one after the other. You might think it is just something you ate, or that you have a “nervous” stomach. You might not even think that you could be really have an irritable bowel. If we take a deeper look at other symptoms of IBS you may find that you experience a bunch of them. If so, now is the time to look into the possibility of finding a solution to your embarrassment and discomfort.
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The symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be ongoing, or they may come and go. This is just one of the reason doctors sometimes have trouble putting their finger on the problem. Often, they are just as puzzled as you are. Luckily, more information has become available, and IBS is not as difficult to diagnose as it once was. Here is a list of some IBS symptoms that may be accompanying your excessive bloating and gas.
• Discomfort before, during, or after bowel movements
• Discomfort during sexual activity, or loss of sexual desire
• Difficulty sleeping, not related to other IBS symptoms
• Heart palpitations (be sure to get these checked, no matter what!)
• Symptoms that worsen during menstruation
• Symptoms that get worse during stressful times
• Frequent headaches
• Depression and Anxiety
• The way stools pass is different than usual. You may strain more, or you may have loose stools.
• Bowel movements vary from day to day, in size and consistency.
When I was in the Peace Corps in Nepal, digestive issues were a normal topic of conversation. Back here at home, though, most people don’t usually discuss their digestive system in polite conversation. The fact of the matter, though is that healthy bowel movements are a sign of a healthy digestive system and of a healthy body. Are your excessive bloating and gas and your irregular bowel movements trying to send you a message? Pay close attention to the vital clues your body is sending you.