Cause, Symptom, and Breakthough Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

605 Words Jan 28th, 2018 2 Pages
This causes pain, cramping, gassiness, sudden bouts of diarrhea, and constipation.

Symptoms of IBS may include:
• Cramping pain in your lower abdomen
• Bloating and gas
• Mucus in your stool
• Immediate need to move your bowels when you wake up or during or after meals
• Relief of pain after bowel movements
• Diarrhea or constipation, or bouts of both
• Feeling of incomplete emptying after bowel movements
Normally, food moves through the digestive system by muscle contractions in the intestines. In people with IBS, the contractions are no not coordinated. The contractions may last for too long or not long enough. The contractions affect bowel movements and result in uncomfortable and painful symptoms. This also affects the ability of the colon to be able to absorb water and other nutrients from the food being digested.

Researchers are not certain of the causes of IBS. However some scientists believe that people with IBS tend to be oversensitive to the digestive nerve signals. This means mild indigestion that is hardly noticeable in most people becomes distressing abdominal pain in those with IBS.
Other scientists believe that psychological factors play an important role in IBS. Intense emotional states such as stress and anxiety tend to trigger chemical changes that interfere with the digestive system.
It has also been discovered that many people with IBS…
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