Smoking and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects the large intestines. the symptoms are cramping or pain, bloating and gassiness, diarrhoea and constipation.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not thought to be a dangerous disorder nor is it contagious or cancerous. The biggest effect that IBS has in  patients is to cause stress and discomfort which interrupts daily activities. Irritable Bowel Syndrome in patients can affect their sexual lives.

Smoking and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Smoking  worsens the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Caffeine and alcohol also worsen IBS symptoms. It really does not matter whether you smoked, chewed or inhaled Tobacco.  Tobacco is a potent GI tract irritant and stimulant.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers have sensitive gastrointestinal tracts and are very susceptible to some stimuli  this may  be in the form of food. Tobacco is one of the worst factors that trigger Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms and can cause various types of cancer.

Tobacco in general affects almost all the parts of the digestive system. It does not only cause heartburn but also reflux which are considered two conditions which IBS patients are likely to have. And since smoking damages the esophageal sphincter, the acidic contents of the stomach tend to flow upward and down into the lower portion of the esophagus.

Helicobacter pylori bacteria or irritation resulting from anti-inflammatory medications commonly causes ulcers however it is smoking that increases the possibility of peptic ulcer. Not only that, smoking also hinders healing . Increasing the risk of perforation ten fold. As well as  ulcer and triggering IBS symptoms, smoking also increases the risk of Crohn’s disease. It may also lead to the development of gallstones.

The nicotine found on the tobacco is not only an addictive element but also a poison that tends to weaken the lower esophageal sphincter. This leads to increased production of acid in the stomach and at the same time decreases the pancreatic production of sodium bicarbonate, which is an important substance in counteracting the production of stomach acid.

Tobacco also contains more than four hundred toxins and at least forty-three known carcinogens. All of these harmful substances enters the bloodstream and are carried through the digestive tract triggering IBS symptoms. Similarly, inhaling a smoke from the tobacco also cause gassiness, belching and bloating which are symptoms also of IBS.

Smoking above all is famous for causing cancer either of the colon, the bladder, kidney, pancreas and stomach. Plus long-term smoking also increases the possibility of colorectal cancer.  In fact, studies show that at least twelve percent of colorectal cancers are the direct result of smoking. smoking is not only a factor that can trigger Irritable Bowel Syndrome but poses greater health risk like cancer so for your sake better quit smoking.

Smoking is not only a trigger Irritable Bowel Syndrome but poses a greater risk of cancer so STOP SMOKING.

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