It is said that nearly one in four Americans suffers from some kind of digestive disorder such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohns Disease. Although medically recognized as incurable there is no need for sufferers of Crohns and IBS to give up hope. Although the conditions cannot be eradicated, the symptoms and distress can, however, be controlled. It is often true that what medical science cannot cure, common sense, information, and commitment can subdue.
It is a frustration to many, which in many areas, medical advancement has brought breakthrough and hope to many suffering at the hands of illness, but still, there are is a silent percentage, waiting in the wings hoping for their time to come.
So how can we loosen the chains of Crohns and IBS?
1. Get Informed.
In today’s world of super fast and open communication, there is really no reason why someone should suffer in silence or ignorance for anything. A simple trip to the library will uncover many books and guides outlining possibilities and methods for controlling disorders such as Crohns Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. A quick search on the internet will uncover many opportunities and avenues for discovering exactly what is going on with your body.
2. Get Support.
In the same way, that there is no excuse for being ignorant, there is also no reason to be alone. Some people early on after being diagnosed with Chrons Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) go through a phase of denial – that’s natural – but there also comes a time to pick yourself up and face your disorder head on – but that doesn’t mean alone. There are many national and local support groups established which will help, encourage and motivate you to live life to the full and give ideas about how to
3. Get Control
Although the general principle is something of an illusion (after all, we are all uncontrollable factors in life) – it is absolutely essential for Chrons and IBS sufferers to work towards getting to grips with their disorder so they can start to feel free and live life again. For the majority, it’s not actually that hard – as long as you have been through the process of Getting Informed and Getting Support. In my experience, the only way to get the control that lasts and is beneficial is to take the information and support and apply to my own life religiously. With careful monitoring, strict adherence and continual awareness, you to can live the life you deserve.