Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome is also known as IBS, is a problem that affects the bowel. This is also called the large intestine. Our digestive system is form by the bowel. Suffers of IBS have intestines the squeezes too hard or not hard enough and cause food to move too quickly or too slowly through the intestines. Hence, it may cause cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation and often very painful. People with IBS have nerve and muscles in the bowel which are extra-sensitive.

IBS has been mistaken as a disease; in fact it is a functional disorder, meaning that the bowel does not work as it should. Suffers with IBS have symptoms that results from what appears to be a disturbance in the interaction between the intestines, the brain, and the autonomic nervous system which alters the regulation of the bowel’s motility or sensory functions.

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