What’s the latest #HotGirlsHaveIBS TikTok trend?

TikTok trends abound, with Recipes for viral pink sauce even sex toy trendsBut is the latest trend – #HotGirlsHaveIBS good for IBS patients, or potentially dangerous?

The hashtag, which shows women talking about their symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, in an attempt to normalize the condition, has achieved 14 million hits on the social networking site.

Of course, some of us are familiar with irritable bowel syndrome, also known as irritable bowel syndrome, with two in 10 of us thinking they have some of its symptoms — including bloating and bowel changes. Some of us even have to avoid our favorite foods, like Pizza or sweets, trying to avoid symptoms.

Nadia Okamoto, author period strength, speak frankly about Her IBS on the platform. One of her most popular videos, where she talks about being constipated for a week, has garnered over 300,000 views.

Other popular Tik Tok videowith nearly 30,000 likes, shows how a woman’s body changes from day to night, with her stomach becoming more bloated after every meal or snack.

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Dr. Claire Short, Dietitian and Principal Scientist at marble food It can ‘vary a lot between patients’, says IBS, however, she says that the condition is ‘often characterized by symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and gas. A change in bowel movements is key to IBS symptoms, as sufferers notice a change in stool consistency and/or frequency.

But, is self-diagnosing IBS, via a social media platform, the right way to do it?

In short, no, it is not, explains Shortt: “Because of the overlap of symptoms between IBS and many other gastrointestinal conditions and disorders, it is important to consult a healthcare professional for an accurate and reliable diagnosis. This will also ensure that you get the correct treatment for your symptoms.

Is self-diagnosing IBS, via a social media platform, the right way to do it?

However, with a lot of people normalizing the topic, it means that brands too – wild potion, a natural bloating supplement, was founded by Charles Enstone after suffering from IBS and found bloating to be his most common symptom. He heads to TikTok regularly, to share responsible content about his symptoms, as well as showing men that it’s not just women who suffer from IBS or bloating.

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Is it safe to talk about it and consume videos? Normalizing IBS on social media is definitely a good thing. It affects about 11% of the population globally, so it’s a very common problem and the IBS TikTok trend helps raise awareness of this common problem and help others feel less alone, says Nina Vava, a nutrition and health coach, at able.

But it does come with a caveat: “We should be careful about taking advice from creators on TikTok. IBS symptoms and triggers are different for each person, so it is always best to seek a professional opinion.

Shortt also adds that occasional IBS symptoms are usually nothing to worry about – but “if they become common and start interfering with your daily life, it is definitely best to seek expert advice to find the cause of the symptoms.”

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