Teens and IBS

The children in their teens, aged between 12 to 17 years are equally prone to suffer with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). If you have a child in his / her teens suffering with IBS, then you need to take precautions and care of the child. Your support and care will make the child live more comfortably with the problem and thus the recovery from IBS will also be easy.

IBS do not relates to age, it can affect anyone; this is why a teenager suffering with IBS shows the symptoms similar to other adults or a kid suffering with IBS. If your teenaged boy / girl is suffering with IBS, discuss with the child first and allow him / her to speak to you the problems he / she is facing. Discuss the problem to the doctor and help your child in living a healthy lifestyle.
Observe the symptoms of your child and think if these are due to IBS. If your child constantly seems uncomfortable in situations where others enjoy or he / she needs to go to rest room at a regular interval and that too frequently, then this may be Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Several of the teens either hesitate these problems talking with their parents or either do not want to tell, if this is the case, ask to your child. At teenage, invariable hormonal change occurs in the body and this make a teenager more susceptible to be suffered with IBS.

If you found after speaking to your child that he / she has either some other serious health problem or IBS, take him to the physician. Only an expert is able to fix, what is wrong with the child’s health. The problem of your child may be some other digestive disorder instead of IBS, which your physician can only sort out. If doctor want to do some diagnostic, let the doctor do. First, speak to your chills about the test; this will make your child more comfortable with the doctor.

If doctor found that the symptom your child is showing are of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), try to find the right cure.  Analyze your child’s diet, what he / she is eating. Add more fiber and liquid to your child’s diet. Make sure that he / she is taking enough water and carrying water bottle to school. Reduce the amount of added sugar and fat in the diet. It is highly recommended that teenager must consume smaller doses of medicine but at times some of the medicines can be stronger and can cause side effects. Speak to your doctor that can be done to minimize the effects of such medicines.

Therefore, it is first step to speak to your teens and make them comfortable to speak about their symptoms and discomforts. Now, you have to analyze, either the symptoms are of IBS or some other physical health problems. If it seems that your child is facing some serious problem that be IBS or else, take professional medical help.

Your timely help and decisions will help your child to keep illnesses at bay and he / she will be able to live a comfortable and healthy life.



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