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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Last week's Stress Out on the tv tells us about Irritable Bowel Syndrome... which i seem to be moving toward...

How do you know whether you have it too? Check out the below symptoms:

1. Crampy abdominal pain with painful constipation or diarrhoea, associated with a sense of incomplete evacuation?

2. Small, hard and pebble-like stools and painful bowel movements?

3. Frequent and watery diarrhoea?

4. Abdominal distention, belching or a sensation of bloating?

Basically it is asking whether you tend to run to the toilet a lot, have a lot of gas, no weight loss, not 35 years old yet and do not have blood in your stools. If these symptoms are familiar, then it is possible that you are suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

So WHAT is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

When one is under stress, the nervous system may increase the contractivity of the intestines. This increased sensitivity and irritability of the intestines results in irregular bowel movement and abdominal discomfort.

What causes sensitivity?

Some food may aggravate the situation, leading to increased flatulence. Food to avoid include onions, garlic and certain leafy vegetables.

Stress is a contributing factor to this syndrome.

What causes a smelly fart?

It's the sulfides and mercaptans produced during digestion that cause it. A diet rich in sulphur, like cauliflower and eggs are sure ways to create stinkers.

Some excerise you can do for your body

-Lie flat with knees bent
-Massage lower abdomen in clockwise circular motion around navel
-Breathe deeply while doing massage

For heart
-Place left hand over heart
-Tilt knees to the right and exhale while making a "Haw" sound
-Breathe deeply to do the "Haw" sound

For Kidney
-Bend forward so that hands can grasp the knees
-Breathe deeply and exhale as if blowing out a candle


I had try my best to convey the message from the programme in fullness. If i'm wrong in any way, i apolognize.. The best is to see a doctor if you have such problem to determine whether you have the syndrome.

Check out tonight's last episode of Stress Out on Ch5 at 7.30pm, which will touched on backaches...

P.S. I will be updating tonight's episode this few days so if you didnt get to watch it, you can read my blog..

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