Causes of IBS

The actual cause of IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is unknown. It is thought to result from the relationship between abnormal gastrointestinal tract movements, increased responsiveness of the normal bodily functions, and changes to our nervous system?s communication between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract. Abnormal movements of the lower and greater part of the large intestine (the colon), whether too fast or too slow as seen in some cases of IBS suffers.

IBS has also developed after episodes of inflammation of the lining membrane of the stomach and the intestines, known as gastroenteritis.

It has been suggested the bowel can overreact to all sorts of things, including food, excise, and changes to your hormones levels. Foods that tend to make symptoms worst include, dairy product such as milk, cheeses, butter and etc, chocolate, alcohol, caffeine, carbonated drinks and fatty foods. In some cause simply eating a large meal can trigger the problem. Symptoms of IBS may worsen during periods of stress, but these factors are very unlikely to cause the development of IBS. Woman, who suffers for IBS, would often have more symptoms during their menstrual periods.

Please note: All of the abovementioned suggested causes have not been medical proven.

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