By: Researcher Taymur
If during your time you’ve found your IBS symptoms worsen, because you’re not alone.
So it is quite common for women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) during their menstrual cycle to observe changes in their symptoms at different points. Therefore experts found that during their lifetime, half of women with IBS reported worse bowel symptoms.
Similarly a 2014 article Trusted Source concluded that sex hormone fluctuations during the menstrual cycle that elicit different responses to those without IBS for women.
Therefore the relation, however, has not been clearly defined by physicians. Because there is a need for further research.
The hormones most involved in the menstrual cycle are:
However the female sex hormone receptor cells reside throughout the gastrointestinal tract of a woman. Above all a 2015 review source concluded that gastrointestinal (GI) function is influenced by hormone fluctuations (especially estrogen and progesterone) in women of reproductive age. Therefore for those with IBS and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), this is especially the case.
Their menstrual symptoms can be more severe and worse for people with IBS.
So during your period, treating IBS symptoms follows the same guidelines for any other time treating your IBS symptoms. Therefore you can:
- Evite food activation.
- Drink an excess of liquids.
- Rest enough.
- Get a lot of exercise.
- Food on a regular basis.
- Eat foods high in fiber.
- Avoid foods that contain oil.
- Foods such as beans and milk.
Therefore many women with IBS find that before or during their period, their symptoms worsen. Because it’s not unusual. So it’s actually quite common.
However to manage your IBS symptoms, be sure to stick to your prescribed treatment plan. So if you are not receiving relief, explore other options with your doctor during your time to treat your IBS symptoms.
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