Irritable bowel syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Diet, And Treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: It is a group of gastrointestinal symptoms associated with lower Bowel that occurs in the absence of organic disease. It is a common long-term condition of digestive disorder.

Who is affected?

It is thought to affect up to one in 5 people at some point in their life and it usually first develops when a person is between 20 and 30 years of age. around twice as many women are affected as men.

What are the causes of IBS?


Irritable bowel syndrome

The proper cause is unknown

  • Psychological disturbance especially- anxiety, obsession, depression
  • Worry about family and social affairs
  • Alteration of peristaltic movement GIT
  • Irregular  food habit
  • Excessive intake of oily, spicy, or fatty food
  • Gastrointestinal infection

What are the symptoms of IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome

The most common symptoms of IBS are-

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Diarrhea, constipation sometimes both
  • Bloating and swelling of the stomach
  • Excessive wind
  • Occasionally experiencing an  urgent need to go to the toilet
  • A feeling that has not fully emptied bowels after going to the toilet Passing mucus from the bottom
  • Sometimes a lack of energy
  • Feeling sick
  • Backache
  • Bladder problems
  • Pain during sex
  • Incontinence

What are the risk factors of IBS?

  • Psychological stress
  • Psychological trauma
  • Sexual, Verbal, and physical abuse
  • Mood disturbance
  • Eating disorder
  • Food intolerance
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Pelvic surgery

Essential benefits Or good for IBS:

Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Dietary fiber
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat smaller meals
  • Low fat
  • Probiotic supplements
  • Maintain good physical fitness
  • Maintain hygiene

Harmful of IBS:

  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Dairy products
  • Fatty foods
  • Foods high in sugar
  • Artificial  sweeteners
  • Some vegetables like broccoli, cabbage
  • Carbonated drinks
  • High carbohydrate meals
  • Coffee and chewing gum

What is the treatment of IBS?

Treatment of IBS: As a doctor, I can say

Treatment depends on physicians, knowledge, experience, and patients condition.

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