Surely by now many of you already know what IBS stands for and what it’s all about? Perhaps you don’t. Not to worry, in this article, we’ll explain what IBS is in full and in a way that you’re not likely to forget in a while.
But perhaps there are still many of you who do not yet know what Omega 3 is then? We’ll be explaining this too.
We’ll also be outlining what it is used for and linking it with IBS while trying to answer the question; can omega 3 be used with IBS.
Also, make a special note of all the health benefits of using omega 3.
What is IBS?
The first thing to know about this widely used term is that it is an acronym (abbreviation) of irritable bowel syndrome.
The next thing to know about IBS is that, as a syndrome, it does not deal with one debilitating or uncomfortable medical problem but a series of symptoms.
Such symptoms typically include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, cramping and diarrhea. While sufferers will encounter pain in many instances, in a lot of other cases the worst that will be felt is discomfort and, emotionally speaking, embarrassment. One sufferer openly described the trauma and challenges that he has to go through each day.
For one thing, he was compelled to be close to a toilet at all times, choosing routes which give him quick access to public toilets when emergencies arise. He also mentions that it can take him up to two hours to get ready for work each day.
What is omega 3?
Omega 3 is omega 3 fatty acids. The shorter description is more widely used and easier to remember. But omega-3 fatty acids are considered to be essential fatty acids.
They are essential, mainly because the human body is not able to manufacture them. To compensate, people derive these fatty acids from the food sources in which omega 3 is stored.
The fatty acids are mainly derived from fish – tuna and salmon are two popular sources. They are also found in other marine sources such as algae. Of interest to vegetarians is the fact that omega 3 fatty acids can also be found in nut oils and seeds.
Omega-3 fatty acids are clinically defined but best remembered by their acronyms as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid).
What omega 3 is used for
It is still being emphasized as we publish this article with the poser; can omega 3 be used with IBS, that the use of this essential fatty acid quite literally finds its way to the heart of most people who specifically have a need for them. It continues to be emphasized, more than anything else, that the use of omega 3 helps prevent and manage heart disease.
Along with that, the fatty acids help lower high blood pressure and cholesterol. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-blood clotting properties (along with the benefits).
The essential fatty acids are also of benefit for the prevention and treatment (when necessary) of diabetes, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, depression and certain forms of cancer.
Can omega 3 be used with IBS?
Now, let’s answer the vital question that began this Chronic Body Pain article. Can omega 3 be used with IBS? And the short answer to that is that omega-3 fatty acids ‘help reduce the risk and symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel disease’.
Let’s call this an open book test because the question was not entirely and directly answered in the source used, however, the logical explanation remains that these essential fatty acids, of benefit to users in most instances among a myriad of symptoms and diseases, can and, in fact, should be used by people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Health benefits of using omega 3
The goal always being on cures and remedies for treating and reducing chronic body pain, extensive details are consistently provided to users of the website on the medical and clinical diagnoses and subsequent treatments thereof.
However, Chronic Body Pain is health-oriented and always explores the alternatives. Omega 3 can therefore be considered as a healthy alternative to the clinical treatment of IBS, however, sufferers (as one subject disclosed his experiences) will probably know by now that they must still rely on prescribed treatment in the context of their peculiar condition.
We close this article on a health-oriented note by listing just some of the healthy benefits of using omega 3 fatty acids.
- Beneficial effects in treatment of bipolar stress disorder.
- Therapeutic effect among children suffering from ADHD.
- Helps decrease inflammation in patients suffering from cystic fibrosis.
- Therapeutic value is also derived, when omega 3 is used, during the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C.
- Can help delay cognitive decline among elderly men.
Finally, have you ever wondered about the expression that is uttered when someone unexpectedly dies, usually an elderly grandmother or grandfather; he passed away peacefully in his sleep.
Although this is not as common, people suddenly collapsing and dying as well, is not unheard of either. But the use of omega 3 is also known to reduce such incidences of sudden death.
Now that you know what IBS is, you also have a better picture of what causes i. You also know that if you happen to be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome that it is not the end of your world.
With proper treatment and care while effectively managing your syndrome, you now know that you can continue to enjoy a healthy and wholesome life rather than unnecessarily endure the indignity of dealing with (previously) unmanageable and uncontrollable bowel movements.
The bonus here is that you also have a knowledgeable heads-up on omega 3, what it can be used for and most especially, all the health benefits of using this supplement.