Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that needs to be taken care of for a longer time. To some extent, you can manage this condition by changing your lifestyle and managing diet and stress. If the condition is severe, you can seek the help of a doctor for medications and counseling.
Fortunately, IBS doesn’t affect bowel tissues or increase the risk of colorectal cancer. While some common symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, mucus in stool, changes in bowel movement, and how often you get it, if you experience, difficulty swallowing, weight loss, rectal bleeding, vomiting, and diarrhea at night, see your doctor immediately.
On the Acid Reflux Warrior webpage, you can learn more about what is IBS, the causes, how to change your lifestyle, what foods are to be included and to be avoided, what fitness routine to be included, and what others share about their IBS and how they got recovered from it, how they manage with IBS, and so much.
Causes Of IBS
What causes IBS is still not clear, but evidence shows that it may be caused by one or more of the following factors:
- Abnormal muscle contractions of intestines.
- Improper coordination of signals between gut and brain.
- Overgrowth of bacteria or viruses in the intestines.
- Going through a stressful life.
The triggers that cause IBS can include food and stress. Though food intolerance is not fully understood, people with IBS condition get better when they make some changes in their diet, for example, avoiding wheat, dairy products, carbonated drinks, citrus fruits, and milk.
The second thing is stress. Most people’s condition goes worse when they go through severe stressful situations.
If you are experiencing IBS, talk to your doctor. Get clarified about all your doubts and make your doctor understand your condition so that he can give the dietary, pharmacological, and behavioral approaches needed to bring your condition into control.