Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

If you’re experiencing chronic stomach upset, it can be frustrating and uncomfortable to deal with on a daily basis. While there could be a variety of causes for this type of digestive issue, one possibility to consider is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is a common disorder that affects the large intestine and can cause symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in bowel movements.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive problem that causes chronic abdominal pain and changes in bowel movements. Not many people with IBS seek medical help, and about 40% of people with IBS don’t even know they have it. IBS can be costly in terms of healthcare and can cause people to miss work.

Click on the check box that matches your problems to know if you’re suffering from IBS.

Abdominal pain relieved with defecation

More frequent stools at the onset of pain

Stools are not formed but semiliquid.

I have abdominal distensions at times.

Passage of mucus

Sensation of incomplete evacuation

My age is more than 50 years.

Sometimes I have blood in my stool.

I wake up for defecation at night.

I can feel lump in my abdomen.

I am losing weight even though I am not trying to lose it.

Someone in my family had colorectal cancer or Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis or Celiac Disease.

My daily day to day activities is impaired due to my symptoms.

The treatment depends on wheather your IBS is diarhea predominant or constipation predominant. Lifesytle and eating habits modification is more important than medications in IBS.