Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in patients shows a group of symptoms like bloating, cramps, constipation or diarrhea. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

In some cases, people with IBS pass mucus with their bowel movements. Also, Irritable Bowel Syndrome is known as spastic colon, mucous, colitis, irritable colon and functional bowel disease. This illness usually does not increase the risk of colon cancer or causes permanent damage to the intestines.

Diet and stress are the most common triggers for the symptoms of IBS. In stress cases, the nervous system controls the digestive system and colon. Caffeine, alcohol and high fat food like red meat and dairy products may bring on symptoms, while eating large meals may lead to diarrhea and cramping.

People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome should avoid the foods which cause their symptoms to occur. You may control this disease by eating smaller, more frequent meals and eating less fat and more vegetables, fruits and grains. Sometimes a doctor may prescribe medication, such as Dicyclomin or Atropin to relieve spasms in the colon.

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