Skin Problems Caused By Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Foods Contributing to IBS

According to Ross, irritable bowel syndrome that affects the skin can be caused by processed and refined, artificial foods which compromise digestion. All processed and refined foods like diet soda, chocolate bars, white sugar, red meat, wheat, alcohol and caffeine can cause IBS. The good news is that you can diminish skin problems resulting from IBS by eliminating such processed and refined foods in your diet within a few weeks. You can then gradually reintroduce these foods slowly, one at a time every few days, checking closely if there are reactions on your skin.

Psychological Factors Impact on Digestion and Skin

Psychological factors that mostly affect your digestion include stress and anxiety. When you are in stressful situations, Ross says that your body switches to “fight or flight” mode which means most bodily functions stop, including digestion, so that you can get enough energy to cope with your stressors. This means that stress and anxiety from looming deadlines, home tasks, relationship conflicts and family obligations can contribute to irritable bowel syndrome. Even if you are eating a healthy diet, your body is not able to absorb vital nutrients and minerals, and you will start noticing problems on your skin, hair or nails.