GASTROLIFE WAS RECENTLY FEATURED IN AN ARTICLE by RSVPLive magazine.
Melissa said: “Mental stress, anxiety, certain foods, and hormonal changes (as in menstruation) are some known triggers for IBS symptoms.”
“Alcohol, some medicines, infections, and sudden change of routine(traveling) can also trigger IBS symptoms.”
She continued: “Effects of IBS triggers vary from person to person. For example, what may flare up IBS symptoms in one woman may resolve IBS symptoms in others (e.g. menstruation).”
Melissa says the intricate connection between psychological well-being and gastrointestinal health becomes apparent in the context of stress: “Stress and anxiety affect your nerves and make your digestive system overactive. So, IBS people suffer the worst abdominal pain when they are stressed.”