IBS is a mix of belly discomfort or pain and trouble with bowel habits: either going more or less often than normal (diarrhea or constipation ) or having a different kind of stool (thin, hard, or soft and liquid).
It’s not life-threatening, and it doesn’t make you more likely to get other colon conditions, such as ulcerative colitis, cronhs diseases or colon cancer
The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are:
1- constipation or diarrhea
2- lower Abdominal cramps
3- Constant bloating
4- stress-it can be a pre cursor of aggrevating the symptoms of IBS
5- in some cases you may experience sexual and urinary track problems.
Causes: of IBS
The PRIMARY cause is that the colon becomes very sensitive such that small stimulation may cause it to react. When the food passes through the colon, it tends contract strongly and leads to complications, such as bloating and constipation. It may also lead to weak contractions of the colon which leads to hardened stool.
SECONDARY CAUSES of IBS, they are:
* Stress: Any type of stress tends to aggravate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
.* Foods: Certain foods such as chocolate, spices, cabbage, milk and carbonated beverages may trigger symptoms of IBS.
* Hormones: Hormonal changes such as the ones during menstrual cycles may aggravate symptoms of IBS.
* Illnesses: Various illnesses such as diarrhea or conditions such as overproduction of bacteria in the intestines may lead to symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.