It’s that time of year where we eat all the foods we don’t normally. Call it a month’s worth of cheating. Unfortunately for those who deal with digestive problems or (IBS) Irritable bowel syndrome, it’s a rough time of year. The following is a focus on your digestive health.
There is an estimated 40% of people who have at least one symptom affecting their digestive health. The most common, IBS, or Irritable bowel syndrome, affects the large intestine. Symptoms may include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation, or both. It’s is a chronic condition that one would need to manage long term. You can control symptoms and get back to a good digestive health by managing diet, lifestyle and stress.
Some Known Causes
Some of the known causes of IBS are muscle contractions. The muscle on the wall of the intestines contract stronger and last longer than normal. This causes abdominal pain, resulting in gas, bloating and diarrhea. This can slow food passage and lead to hard, dry stools. Another cause may be that the nerves in the digestive system are abnormal. Poorly coordinated signals between the brain and the intestines can cause your body to overreact to changes that normally occur in the digestive process, causing pain, diarrhea, constipation, or inflammation in the intestine.
When It’s Serious
Serious signs of IBS are weight loss, diarrhea, unexplained vomiting, or a persistent pain that isn’t relieved by passing gas or a bowel movement. Make an appointment with your physician / doctor today if you happen to be experiencing this.
CBD for Digestive Problems
Outside of prescription medications, CBD is a natural alternative. It helps with healthy digestion and digestive complications, especially when it relates to pain. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive compound derived from the Cannabis plant. CBD works with the body’s endocannabinoid system. According to the National Institute of Health. It manipulates the endocannabinoid system by introducing external cannabinoids like CBD. This can be useful in treating a variety of medical ailments, such as IBS. CBD can easily be added to your daily regimen to reduce the chronic pains associated with IBS and other digestive problems.
Finally, if you are currently taking any type of medication, we always advise you to consult with your physician / doctor prior to starting a CBD regimen.