Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
About Irritable Bowel Syndrome: IBS is a common functional disorder of the gut. It is characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of constipation and diarrhea. IBS onset often happens after a infection in the body or after some stressful event in life. A functional disorder means there is a problem with the function of a part of the body, but there is no abnormality in the structure and no disease process. So, in IBS, the function of the gut is upset, but all parts of the gut look normal, even when looked at under a microscope. IBS causes various symptoms (listed above). Up to 1 in 8 people develop IBS at some stage in their life. IBS can affect anyone at any age, but it commonly first develops in young adults. IBS is more common in women than in men.
Some people with irritable bowel syndrome try to follow an irritable bowel syndrome diet to eliminate foods that cause their bowel problems. Others are told that that they will just have to live with their IBS, or that there is no real irritable bowel syndrome treatment or IBS medication. To be effective, treatment must go beyond just giving patients a list of irritable bowel syndrome foods to avoid, and get to the root cause of the bowel problems. If you are tired of spending too much time in the bathroom, to learn more, click on the articles below.
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