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The Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

A person who suffers from stool change frequency, and experiences pain and discomfort when going to the bathroom may have a disorder called irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. The person suffering from this disorder will have bouts of constipation and diarrhea. It also causes pain and bloating. IBS is not life-threatening. The best way to treat IBS is to make lifestyle changes like changes in your diet. There are certain foods that can trigger a bout of IBS. It is important to learn these triggers to help avoid them. There are many different reasons why someone may get IBS. This includes genetic factors, hormonal issues and leading a sedentary lifestyle.

Information. Even though irritable bowel syndrome is not life-threatening, it is important that a person suffering from this disorder see a doctor as soon as they have symptoms. The doctor can help come up with a plan to alleviate the symptoms of IBS. The doctor can also rule out any other condition that IBS may mimic. The first symptoms of IBS are spasms, bloating, and issues with constipation or diarrhea. These problems can come on suddenly or the person may have had symptoms for a long time. While IBS can cause major discomfort the disease does not trigger colorectal cancer or bowel tissue changes.

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