Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder different from inflammatory bowel disease. The symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. The diagnosis of IBS includes a stool sample, blood test to check for anemia or celiac disease, or performed colonoscopy. The IBS triggers are the:
IBS with stress: The motility of your digestive system is controlled by the nervous system which is affected by stress.
IBS with weight loss: People with IBS do not lose weight but if you have weight loss with IBS consult your doctor.
IBS with diarrhea: It is a specific type of IBS that affects your large intestine.
IBS does not have a cure but symptoms are relieved with:
Regular physical exercise
Limiting caffeinated beverages
Having small meals
Avoiding fried or spicy foods
Doctors are not sure about the exact cause but some experts say it can be due to the following reasons:
When you have irritable bowel syndrome you may experience cramping, abdominal pain, a feeling that you have not finished your bowel movement, whitish mucus in stool, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and gas.
Irritable bowel syndrome is treated by treating the symptoms as there is no cure for this condition. The symptoms may disappear in a few days and can flare up after some time.
The squatting position while popping can help. Squatting helps to pass stools without straining the muscles. You can keep a footstool in front of the toilet, and place your feet on that footstool to raise your knees.
Irritable bowel syndrome changes over time there will be long periods without any signs but can come back. 1 year after diagnosis 30% of people have long symptom-free periods and after 10 years over 50% of people have lasting symptoms.
Abdominal cramps, gas, bloating, abdominal distention, constipation, diarrhea, incontinence, and change in bowel habits.
IBS decreases with aging. According to some experts, 10% of the elderly are affected. One of the reviews suggests that the incidences in elderly people are the same as in other age groups.
Maintain a food dairy and avoid food that triggers IBS, exercise, manage stress with a relaxation technique, try probiotics for a month, do not skip meals, avoid hasty eating, avoid spicy processed foods, limit carbonated, caffeinated, and alcohol, and do not eat more than 3 portions of fruit a day.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is treated by treating the symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms go away but after a few days, it can come back.