How to manage IBS symptoms in stressful moments

Last Updated on August 28, 2022 by Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a disorder in which if you are upset for some reason or your brain is under pressure, the symptoms begin to appear.

And these symptoms affect the normal functioning of the digestive system and a person cannot lead a normal life.

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Anxiety is a condition in which the human brain is trying its best to find a solution to a problem if it is not working out a solution.

Because the brain is busy, it also comes under the control of the body. And this process goes on till the problem is solved.

The relationship between IBS and anxiety

As we know IBS is a disorder in which if for some reason the brain is disturbed then the digestive system also does not work properly.

Similarly, if some food in the digestive system which was not suitable for the system, then it also affects the brain.

Patients with IBS may have more symptoms of IBS if they have a mental illness.
This is because, at a time when a person is upset for some reason, the brain cannot send the right signals that should be sent to the digestive system. And as a result, the symptoms of IBS begin to appear.

Because the symptoms of IBS are much more painful than themselves, the person gets into a strange predicament.

Because the brain, which controls the digestive system, is already preoccupied with anxiety, the symptoms of IBS continue to burn and last until the anxiety subsides and heal on its own.

Sometimes it has been observed that the symptoms of IBS are not cured by taking medicine which is of the digestive system but by taking medicine of peace of mind or anxiety, the symptoms of IBS are cured. Depends on how you are, but the brain and its anxieties have a direct bearing on IBS.[1]V. Stress and irritable bowel syndrome | American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology [2]The role of anxiety and depression in the irritable bowel syndrome – ScienceDirect

Resolving IBS Symptoms Due to Mental Anxiety

If you want to alleviate the discomfort of your IBS then where you are trying different things to keep the digestive system running properly you are consuming food and foods very carefully as well as your brain. Also, try your best to stay healthy.

Don’t let your mind get distracted for too long. If your brain is not finding a solution to a particular problem, then understand that the problem is bigger than you and leave it as it is. Refer this problem to someone else. Let him give you the solution.

Explain to yourself that you cannot and will not solve all the problems yourself.

Exercise, do yoga, and go to an atmosphere where you can find fresh oxygen as well as happiness.

Give yourself some time and convince yourself not to worry too much.

Strengthen yourself from the inside out.

This will guarantee the health of your brain. And by doing so, your IBS symptoms will get better automatically. 

Written By:

  • Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

Reviewed By:

  • Dr. Muhammad Khan Malik
  • Syeda Noor-ul-Ain Naqvi

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