Love Island's Malin Andersson shares a picture of her bloated stomach as she ...

She is known for promoting body confidence and self-love to her legions of social media followers. 

And Malin Andersson shared an image of her stomach on Instagram after a 'heavy weekend of partying' as she discussed her struggles with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

The former Love Island star, 26, donned a grey crop top and matching tracksuit bottoms in the snap as she discussed bloating and the long-term effects of having used laxatives as a teenager to make herself thinner.  

Honest: Malin Andersson shared an image of her stomach after a 'heavy weekend of partying' as she discussed her struggles with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Honest: Malin Andersson shared an image of her stomach after a 'heavy weekend of partying' as she discussed her struggles with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 

Alongside the photo, Malin wrote: 'IBS. A physical condition many people suffer with. IBS is a long-term condition of the digestive system which can be painful and difficult to live with if you don't have your symptoms under control. 

'The most common symptoms are stomach pains, cramping, bloatedness and diarrhoea. It can be very uncomfortable and make you anxious about going about your day to day life.'

Malin said she developed the condition as a teen and now struggles to eat gluten and other types of food that cause flare ups. 

She said: 'I developed IBS in my teenage years, after struggling with my self image I abused laxatives to empty out my body. I remember waking up each day with awful cramps and having to go toilet just so I could 'look and feel skinnier'.

Body image: The former Love Island star, 26, discussed bloating and the long-term effects of having used laxatives as a teenager to make herself thinner

Body image: The former Love Island star, 26, discussed bloating and the long-term effects of having used laxatives as a teenager to make herself thinner

'I now suffer in my adult life and struggle to eat gluten and other types of food that make my tummy sensitive.

'IBS is an untreatable condition however in my day to day life I've learned to handle it and keep it under control. I now avoid my flare ups, and know what diet works for me to keep my tummy at ease. 

'Stress has a lot to do with it, when I keep my mind calm, limit stress, eat well, exercise and stay positive I rarely have flare ups.

'This pic is of me right now, after a heavy weekend of partying and hanging yesterday eating pizza lol (the result is a sensitive stomach today!)

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