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irritable bowel syndrome 

What You Should Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

What You Should Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

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Irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal problem which changes the function of your digestive system. The disease mainly affects your large intestine and leads to abdominal pain, cramping, and a change in the pattern of bowel movement. A person may suffer from either diarrhea or constipation. There is no cure for it.

What are Signs and Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

What are Signs and Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects significant number of people worldwide. The disease causes changes in your bowel movements. The most common sign of IBS is lower abdominal pain that may improve after bowel movements. Mostly, people have flare-ups of symptoms that may last a few days. The symptoms often improve after that.

What are the Causes and Risk Factors of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

What are the Causes and Risk Factors of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

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Irritable bowel syndrome is a type of gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. What exactly causes IBS is not known. Doctors believe that a combination of certain factors and problems with your GI tract can cause IBS. Certain health problems are known to cause or worsen IBS symptoms. Brain-gut signal problems can lead to IBS.

How Do Doctors Diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

How Do Doctors Diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

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If you suspect you may have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), it is important that you meet your general physician or a gastroenterologist to seek medical advice and for the diagnosis of the condition. IBS symptoms are similar to other gastrointestinal (GI) disease such as diverticulitis, polyps, Celiac disease etc.

How Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treated and Managed?

How Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treated and Managed?

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The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be managed by making changes in your diet and lifestyle. In some cases, medicines and psychological treatments are needed. Irritable bowel syndrome disease doesn’t have a cure. Your doctor will try to manage the symptoms through diet changes, medicines, probiotics, and psychological therapies.