Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): Causes, Symptoms and Treaments

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Irritable Bowel Syndrome – IBS

It is a group of symptoms that affect our digestive system. It is a very common cause of abdominal discomfort. People with IBS experience excessive gas, abdominal pain and cramps.

Who is at risk for developing IBS?

  • Family History of IBS
  • Food Intolerance
  • Severe Digestive Tract Infection
  • Emotional Stress, Tension or Anxiety

Causes of IBS

According to various researches, the exact causes of IBS are not yet known, but a combination of factors may lead to IBS. This includes:

  • When our GI muscles fail to perform their normal function and the movement of the food through the GI Tract is affected.
  • Due to the presence of extra-sensitive nerves in the GI Tract.
  • Miscommunication between nerves in the brain and gut.

Symptoms of IBS

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Mixed Bowel Movements
  • Feeling of incomplete bowel movement
  • Mucus in bowel movement

Treaments of IBS

  • Dietry Changes
  • Avoid Triggers Food
  • Exercise Regularly
  • Quit Smoking
  • Medications

4 ways to prevent

  • Manage your fiber intake
  • Probiotics to the rescue
  • Maintain a diary

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