Irritable bowel syndrome is a scourge on those who have it, creating pain and digestive issues throughout the day and night.
But IBS doesn’t strike every demographic equally. It appears far more commonly in women than in men, for instance, for a variety of reasons which remain poorly understood. Younger women with a history of depression or trauma in their lives are even more prone to IBS. The reverse is true as well – the condition can cause emotional distress:
Then there is the mental health aspect of the condition: “The condition’s impact on your overall quality of life may be the most significant complication. These effects of IBS may cause you to feel you’re not living life to the fullest, leading to discouragement or depression.”
Treating IBS correctly requires a deep diagnosis of possible causes and contributing factors, from diet and lifestyle to genetics and overall health. If you’re tired of living with pain, bloating, constipation and malaise, the Proctology Institute may be able to help.
Contact our offices in Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach today.