Irritable Bowel Disease is like an Iceberg. An Iceberg has over 90% of it’s mass below the surface. Meaning that you don’t see 90% of the iceberg. This is a good metaphor for IBD as its effects are not always outward facing. You don’t necessarily know all the symptoms that someone might be facing because some of them happen internally in the body or in private. Usually these other invisible symptoms are only shown to those with the disease or the loved ones they talk to about it
We have a Facebook Group called IBS – Constipation Support Group, where we discuss all these Hidden Symptoms. It’s a great support system for those who have to deal with Irritable Bowel Disease, have a loved one with it, or caregiving for someone with IBS. We are just starting this group and would love to have you join so we can increase our conversation about Irritable Bowel Disease.