The Essentials of Wellness – 101

How to Detect IBS Symptoms

Does it seem like you wish to eat the same foods as your family or friends but then, you get sick and they don’t or, do you feel that your body is more sensitive to some kinds of foods? If your answer is yes, then there’s a great chance that you have IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Sad thing is, there is still no real cure for this particular condition. Before become a huge concern about such condition, you have to realize that symptoms of IBS will not kill you but, this can be troubling for those who have it. Still, 60 percent of people who have such condition never sought for IBS medication. In reality, there are around 25 to 55 million US citizens are suffering from symptoms of IBS and for this reason, it is ranked as being the top 2 reason for work absences.

Also, you have to know that irritable bowel symptoms will vary from one person to the other and it can range from mild to nearly disabling. In addition to that, the symptoms can change over time as well and among the most confusing aspects is that, the same treatment may differently work to different people or perhaps, what worked for you before might not work again.

Compared to men, women are often affected by irritable bowel syndrome. Women who are suffering from IBS easily outnumber men by a ratio of 2 to 1. It shows that the symptoms of IBS are affecting around 20 percent of people worldwide according to research. But what exactly are IBS symptoms that people should be aware of? As a matter of fact, one common symptom of IBS is abdominal pain that may last for around 60 to 90 minutes after eating. Abdominal pains are normally sharp such as cramps and sufferers can even experience bloating and excess gas.

Changes in bowel habits or bowel movements typically accompany the onset of IBS. In most instances, these changes may also mean alternating symptoms of diarrhea and constipation which both are accompanied by pain. Those who have irritable bowel syndrome reported that they feel their bowel movements are incomplete and it hasn’t been emptied. Passing mucus in your stools is yet another symptom of IBS.

You for sure are wondering on what is causing your IBS. In essence, those who are studying such disease had figured out that IBS sufferers have more sensitive muscles and reacting more strongly. IBS is related to issue with the way the muscles are behaving and reacting. There’s no difference or defect in structure of intestine and it is not exactly known why IBS occurs in some people and not in others.