How Seasonal changes can effect IBD….
Winters cold damp weather can lead to more joint pain then you would usually experience during the warmer months. Also, With IBD fatigue is a huge issue, likewise, When you are cold you tend to have less energy add that to chronic fatigue and you are basically running on empty. During the month with below freezing weather where you are experiencing fatigued & have excessive joint pain you tend to stay inside more often add leading to you not get things done and/or being less active which will lead to stress and anxiety which are both triggers for most IBDers.
Also , you are not exposed to the sun as much in winter. Therefore, Less vitamin D. Viruses are more prominent in the winter months add that to you have a suppressed immune system the risk of you catching a virus is heightened ,which in turn may lead to flare ups.
Stress is higher during…
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