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As written before, symptoms or problems associated with digestive system are also more likely to flare up during stressful period. In other words, stress also can be a trigger of frequent digestive flare-ups. Therefore, it’s important to avoid stress – you may not be able to avoid it but you can manage it as well!
There are a lot of natural ways to help manage your stress, such as yoga, deep breathing therapy, meditation, exercise, doing your favorite hobby in the weekend, and so on. Choose some that you can do with fun! If you have certain mood disorder, your doctor may need to prescribe some medications to help you cope with your stress.
It’s much better to share your problem with your friends and family. Tell them about why, when, or how your digestive problem affects you – and don’t forget to also explain to them about what they can do to keep you motivated and support you practically & emotionally!
Try also joining with a support group that has members with the same problem. With this idea, you can share your laments and get a lot of experiences from other members to cope with the problem.
Your doctor may also have a recommendation of the best support group (either offline or online) in your local area that you should follow.
Last but not least, prepare yourself for unwanted accidents that may occur. Be prepared by preparing emergency supplies on hand – either on the road, at school /work, or even at home. The following are some products /items that you should prepare:
- To waste soiled wipes & clothes, don’t forget to prepare some plastic bags.
- An extra pair of undergarment /underwear.
- Disposal pads for incontinence.
- Pre-moistened wipes.
- Practical-acting medication to treat symptoms of diarrhea, bloating, and gas. Ask a doctor about this issue for more advice!
You can put them in the suitcase, your office desk, car, etc.