April Is Ibs Awareness Month

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the colon (large intestines). Although as many as 1 in 5 American adults has signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, fewer than 1 in 5 who have symptoms seek medical help. Patients usually have cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation, sometimes alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea, mucus in the stool.

Triggers:
certain foods, stress, hormones (more common in young females and more around menstrual period), other illnesses (stomach virus).

Risk factors: 
Age under 45, female gender, family history, mental illness.
-There are usually no physical signs to diagnose IBS, diagnosis is, therefore, a process of ruling out other conditions.
– It’s important to see your doctor if you have a persistent change in bowel habits or if you have any other signs or symptoms of IBS because these may indicate a more serious condition.

IBS is a chronic condition and needs long-term management.
Mild cases can control their symptoms by managing diet, lifestyle, and stress. Moderate to severe cases will need medication and counseling.

Make an appointment with your doctor if you have symptoms of IBS.

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