Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a general term used to describe a chronic disorder affecting the colon, or large intestine. Symptoms may include abdominal cramping and pain, bloating, diarrhea, gas, and constipation. Unlike Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome does not increase the risk of colorectal cancer or cause changes in bowel tissue, but severe cases may be hard to manage. Here are some tips for the best ways to deal with irritable bowel syndrome to avoid embarrassment in public.
10. Carry A Change Of Clothes
No one wants to think about having an accident in public, but being prepared can help take the stress out of being out in a crowd with irritable bowel syndrome. Pack an emergency bag with a change of clothes including pants, underwear, a shirt, socks and an extra pair of shoes. It also helps to pack a plastic bag to discard trash quickly and travel size personal care items, such as antibacterial wipes, a washcloth, deodorant, body spray, and a dry towel.