Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common disorder that usually affects the large intestine. It is a chronic condition that patients will need to manage for the long term. Most people can control the symptoms by managing their diet, lifestyle and stress. Others will need medication.
Mainly there are 3 types of IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhoea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation and Mixed Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
While the symptoms vary from person to person, the most common ones are:
- Abdominal pain or cramping
- Excessive gas formation
- Alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhoea
- Mucus in the stool
IBS is a chronic condition, which means that there will be times when the signs and symptoms get worse, improve or even disappear completely on their own.
While it is not known what causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a variety of factors have been identified.
A number of foods are known irritants of the bowels. Foods like chocolate, spices, fats, fruits, beans, cabbage and cauliflower are some commonly known causes of IBS.
People with IBS feel that the symptoms get worse or become more frequent during periods of increased stress.
Women are more likely to have IBS than men. Doctors believe that hormonal changes play a role in this condition. Many women report aggravated symptoms around their menstrual period.
Diseases like acute diarrhoea (gastroenteritis) or too much bacteria in the intestines (bacterial overgrowth), are known to trigger IBS.
IBS usually affects people who are under the age of 45. A family history of recurring IBS can increase the risk of getting the disease. People with health issues like stress, anxiety or depression are also at risk.
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