IBS Quick Tip!

Help For IBS

Does Hot Summer Weather Affect IBS?    Help       Get       Help       Follow
Turner - Canine Executive Officer of HelpForIBS.com

Hello -

  • 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 have a lower threshold for gut pain in the first place.

  • So what can you do? Try everything possible to keep your home cool and breezy, especially your bedroom, so you 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 safe foods list and "what to eat when you can't eat anything."

  • 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 helpful herbal teas like peppermint and fennel, throughout the day.

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!

Heather Van Vorous
Heather Van Vorous &
Heather's Tummy Care

Over 15 Years of IBS Business!
    Have other IBS questions? Please call us toll free 866-640-4942.

Outside the continental US? Call direct 206-264-8069.

Get more IBS help at HelpForIBS.com!

See all the IBS Quick Tips!

Thank you for your continued support!

The goal of Heather's Tummy Care is to do good in the world - not just for IBS, but for our employees, our customers, our natural world and its magnificent creatures, and both our local and global communities. We contribute to national and international environmental and wildlife protection funds.

Albatross on Midway Atoll in plastic garbage.

Millions of albatross chicks starve
to death on plastic ocean garbage.
Speak Up

Elephants are being poached into extinction.

Help us end elephant slaughter.
Speak Up

You're on this newsletter list because you have expressed interest in IBS news and information.
Unsubscribe Here

Change your newsletter email address here.

If you are viewing this newsletter on a website and would like to subscribe for email delivery, please "Join the IBS Newsletter" here.


Heather's Tummy Care
80 S. Washington St, #304
Seattle, WA 98104 USA

© 2017 Heather Van Vorous, Heather's Tummy Care. All rights reserved.
Authored by Heather Van Vorous. May not be reproduced without permission.
USA Copyright Office Registration Number TXU 1-270-858 and others.


HelpForIBS.com BBB Business Review