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IBS Quick Tip!
Does Hot Summer Weather Affect IBS?
Yes! Weather can affect the
frequency and severity of all IBS symptoms.
Hot, humid weather physically stresses your body. Air pressure changes from humidity affect your serotonin levels. Over 90% of that serotonin is in your gut, and it plays a major role in IBS. Humidity's effects on gut serotonin also
reduce your pain tolerance level - a double whammy, because people with IBS in the first place. have a lower threshold for gut pain
Try everything possible to keep your home cool and breezy, especially your bedroom, so you So what can you do? sleep well at night. Take cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature.
Be extra careful with your diet. Now is not the time to splurge. If you're struggling, stick to the and "what to eat when you can't eat anything." safe foods list Can't beat the heat? Escape to
air conditioned public places like movie theaters, libraries, cafes, or malls - the chillier the better. Limit time outside to cool mornings and evenings. Drink lots of cool liquids, especially , throughout the day. helpful herbal teas like peppermint and fennel
Tip Takeaway: Muggy summer days make IBS worse, and ongoing heat/humidity make it difficult to get and stay stable. Do everything you can to keep cool!
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