IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome or spastic colon) is a symptom based diagnosis characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and alteration of bowel habits. IBS can really piss you off when you are spending most of your time in the bathroom than on bed with your spouse. If you enjoying happily married life and are suddenly diagnosed with the Irritable bowel syndrome then your sex life is surely gonna be in a big trouble, unless you take adequate precautions. So it’s an intricate situation, and there is no other option than to deal with the IBS, as your sex life is at stake. Usually, people suffering from spastic colon live with the fear of losing bowel control, which ends up in avoidance of the sexual intimacy with the spouse.
Generally medical professionals fail to notice the intensity of the IBS on the sexual life of the person suffering from syndrome, reason being there is very limited research on this issue. All we know about the correlation of sex life and IBS is that people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome are seriously exposed to sexual abuse, as they simply fail to maintain a normal sexual relationship with their partner. Therefore, if you are suffering from IBS, your sex life is at the brink of flouting. But one shouldn’t lose heart, as they say “for every complex problem there is a solutionthat is concise, clear and simple.” People suffering from IBS should never give up and try to defeat the problem with proper remedies and try to revitalize the blissful sex life.
How to overcome IBS
Even though there is no precise cure for IBS, there are treatments that attempt to relieve symptoms, including dietary adjustments, medication and psychological interventions. Patient education and a good doctor-patient relationship are also important. Before taking an expert advice to cure IBS, you should have an open conversation with your partner to take him/her in confidence regarding the issue, for it’ll not only lighten your heart but also help in enhancing the eternal intimacy with your partner.
In case, you fail to explain the problem to your partner, you should take him/her to the medical expert; you are visiting to cure your problem, or a counselor to make him/her understand your problem, which will surely help both of you in getting closer to each other. Though it won’t happen, just in case, if your partner is really unaccommodating and doesn’t wish to get along with you and understand your feelings, after all the clarifications or counseling, there is no point in continuing the lame relationship. Better get along with the life and the problem, which you never wish to own and suffer, and find an accommodating partner who value your feelings and problems, and accept you with all your positive as well as negative aspects.