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Tips For Thriving In Your Dating Life When You Have IBS  Glam

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a potentially debilitating chronic gastrointestinal illness that affects up to 45 million Americans. Two-thirds of sufferers are female, according to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders. If you're one of the millions living with IBS, you're well aware of how distressing and embarrassing its symptoms can be. The frequent abdominal pain or cramping, excessive gas, and chronic diarrhea, constipation, or both can interfere with your ability to work, go to school, socialize, and care for yourself or others (via the Mayo Clinic).

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Whether you're strictly single, dating, or in a relationship, there is immense value in the support of people who are experiencing the same struggles that you face. A supportive partner or friends who are always willing to accommodate are wonderful things to celebrate and be grateful for, but intellectual empathy is different than knowing exactly what another person is going through and truly grasping the intricacies of how their symptoms affect their lives. Find a local or online support group, like IBS Patient Support Group, and get involved. This could be a vital new addition to your self-care routine.

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