Can my tap water cause IBS- How can I make sure it is clean?
Ebbjdl on Sep 07, 2017We had well water @ our summer home. You can purchase a kit from a hardware store. Check with Homedepot or Lowe's in the plumbing dept. I think my father used something that was dark purple with the water. Check also with your local water company, who you pay your water bill to. I think they have kits, and if they don't, the'll tell you where you can get one. Good Luck!Helpful Reply
Linda Sikut on Sep 07, 2017I personally don't know, but I found a community of other suffers some of whom think that the water does make a difference. Try this website, it might be helpful.http://www.helpforibs.com/messageboards/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=diet&Number=130034&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&vc=1Helpful Reply
2dogal on Sep 07, 2017City water is monitored and tested regularly, so that would not cause IBS. If you believe it is the water, then it would have to be the pipes in your home. Are they old?Go online and read about the causes of IBS. Web MD is a good place to start.Helpful Reply
Castrang17 on Sep 07, 2017Purify your water to remove any chemicals, so you have pure water. Yes, chemicals affect you internally. You may have an allergy to chorine. Research "essential oils for digestion". Also be aware of what foods you are eating and when your IBS flares up.Helpful Reply
Nancy Turner on Sep 07, 2017If you are worried about the water, have a home filter system installed that gives you RO water, that is as clean as you can get. It is also called purified water in the stores and it went through the same system. I have IBSD since the 70's and have used all different kinds of water that made no difference. I have found that stress and sometimes diet affects it more than anything. Whatever affects it, there is no way around the fact that it is a pain to try to control. Find what bothers you, it could be the water, or something as simple as eliminating something from your diet that makes the symptoms worse, and watch the stress levels. High stress in nursing school is what started my symptoms and made those years very hard as it really didn't let up until I graduated three years later.Helpful Reply
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