Fasting for irritable bowel syndrome: What you need to know

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms that occur together, including repeated pain in your abdomen and changes in your bowel movements, which may be diarrhea, constipation, or both.

With IBS, you have these symptoms without any visible signs of damage or disease in your digestive tract.

The cause of irritable bowel syndrome isn’t well understood. A diagnosis is often made based on symptoms.

Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation.

Some people can control their symptoms by managing diet, lifestyle and stress. Others will need medication and counselling.

Fasting is the willful refrainment from eating and sometimes drinking.

From a purely physiological context, “fasting” may refer to the metabolic status of a person who has not eaten overnight, or to the metabolic state achieved after complete digestion and absorption of a meal.

Although sometimes viewed as unhealthy, depriving, or reserved for religious reasons, short-term fasting can offer excellent health benefits.

As research grows in this area of health, fasting is becoming more widely accepted as a legitimate means of managing weight and preventing disease.

This video talks about fasting for irritable bowel syndrome.

This video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

Please seek out a professional if you need help.

If you care about wellness, please read studies about more effective at-home treatment for common bowel diseases, and healthy teeth and gum that could help prevent common bowel diseases.

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