If you experience frequent abdominal pain associated with any of the following symptoms: bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, fullness after eating, you may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
IBS is a very common medical condition. In fact, the symptoms of IBS are the most common symptoms that prompt patients to consult a Gastroenterologist. IBS is most commonly diagnosed in females in their teenage and young adulthood years, but it is also prevalent in males. The causes of IBS have not been fully understood, however in recent years there have been advances made in discovering the causes of IBS. These advancements have led to an improved understanding in treating and managing this chronic illness. Recent research has shown that IBS results from a multitude of factors. Some of these factors include alterations in our microbiome, alterations in the Brain-Gut Axis, and certain physical and emotional stresses.
As a result of recent advancements in our understanding of IBS, we now have many options available for successful long term management of IBS. There has been much promise in targeting the causes of IBS by implementing several strategies such as dietary manipulation, use of natural products, and various types of prescription drugs.
Since IBS symptoms may mirror many other diseases, it is essential to see a health care provider for a comprehensive evaluation so that a proper diagnosis can be reached.
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