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Irritable Bowel Syndrome


What do you mean by mean by Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system that affects the large intestine. It causes pain or discomfort in your stomach and also increases troubles with bowel habits.

What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

The exact cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not known. But most experts often associate this problem with digestion & increased sensitivity of the gut. Other causes may include:

  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Certain diets
What are the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

The symptoms of Irritable Bowel Movements are:

  • Pain in abdomen
  • Cramps
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Excessive wind (flatulence)
  • Diarrhea & constipation
  • Passing mucus in stool
How can Irritable Bowel Syndrome be treated?

The goal of treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome is to relieve the patient from its symptoms so that he can live an improved quality of life. It may include:

  • Dietary changes
  • Medication (fiber supplements, anti-diarrheal medications, antidepressant medicines, anticholinergic medicines)
  • Antibiotics