Irritable Bowel Syndrome and what is it?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and what is it?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common disorder that affects large intestine and causes persistent discomfort. IBS, also known as irritable colon, is a long-term disorder, but most people do not experience severe symptoms. In IBS, a number of bowel syndromes occur together. IBS is not a life-threatening disease, but it is a disease that needs to be managed for a long time and affects daily life.


Symptoms or duration of IBS vary from person to person. People can control their symptoms by managing stress, lifestyle or dietary habit.

The most common symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome include:

Abdominal pain
Stomach cramps
Diarrhea or constipation
Excess gas
Mucus in the stool
Feeling that the bowels are not empty after defecation
IBS can also cause some symptoms such as frequent urination, tiredness, nausea, backache, flatulence.

Symptoms can get worse after meal. Symptoms of IBS are not persistent. Sometimes symptoms can get worse or disappear completely.

When to See a Doctor

If you have pain that is not relieved by gassing or defecation
Rectal bleeding or bloody diarrhoea,
Losing too much weight for no reason,
Difficulty swallowing
Iron Deficiency Anemia

This symptoms may indicate more serious conditions like colon cancer. If you have this symptom, you need to see a doctor.


The exact cause of IBS is not known. But Factors that play a role in IBS include:

Genetic factors
Enviromental factors like stress
Inflammation in the intestines
Severe infections

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment

Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms to help people live normally. Mild symptoms can be treated by changing lifestyle and eating habits and managing stress.

You can try lifestyle changes such as:
Some Exercise regularly
Reduce caffeine intake stimulating the intestines
Eating slowly and at the same time every day
Avoiding deep-fried food, alcohol, sugary beverages


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