Irritable bowel syndrome can cause bloating and other stomach issues and it also can cause weight gain too. IBS can lead to a person getting depressed or having an anxiety spell which typically causes people to overeat. People who experience IBS also have issues with bloating and some people can relieve bloating by eating food. Finally, hormones in our body which can change our weight are affected greatly by IBS as they are always changing. If you experience weight gain because of IBS make both dietary and lifestyle changes to offset it.
- IBS can lead to weight gain as when people are depressed or going through an anxiety spell, it usually causes overeating.
- IBS also can cause people to gain weight due to bloating as this can cause stomach cramps which causes people to eat to offset the pain.
- If someone has IBS and is gaining weight they should make dietary changes, drink more water and also try to exercise more.
“Most people with IBS tend to lose their appetite due to the discomfort, Wong said, which actually leads to weight loss.”