What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
What Signs of IBS?
Definition of IBS.
IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It also is known as a spastic colon. It is a kind of disorder in the human gastrointestinal that affects the bowel. Some people say that the IBS is not a disease, just be a disorder in the human digestive tract. Whatever the term used, IBS has a condition that makes a person uncomfortable.
This term is known also as a spastic colon sickness. People use this term in order to shorten the phrase and becoming popular in referring the illness. What do you know about spastic colon or also known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Here is the explanation.
What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
IBS is a kind of disease of the gastrointestinal tract that usually last in a very long time. The sufferer will feel uncomfortable or pain on their lower abdominal. This condition is also accompanied by diarrhea, cramp, flatulence, constipation, bloating, excess gas production and nausea.
This disease makes a person feel the signs of IBS are getting worse or getting better from day to day. But you do not need to worry excessively, because IBS will not lead to serious diseases such as colon cancer or IBD.
What Happen If You Have IBS? What IBS looks like?
The existence of IBS is often difficult to explain. When you suffer from IBS, then you will feel pain, bloating, cramping, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea.
Many American adults suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Some of them feel like they have to go to the bathroom oftentimes. One of the sufferers even needs two hours or more in the morning to get ready before he can go to work since he must go to the bathroom too many times.
Even when he goes to work he must take routes that have many public restrooms. So, the definition of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is an illness that seems to strike some people down. This syndrome can be caused by many things and may show many symptoms.
This video shows what happens inside your body if you have irritable bowel syndrome in video animation :
What The Symptoms and Signs of IBS
In general, some signs and symptoms of IBS are including diarrhea in violent episodes, constipation that is alternating with diarrhea, constipation, cramps or belly pains that usually are in belly’s lower half (this is going to be worse right after the meals also will be better right after the bowel movement).
Other signs of IBS are a lot of bloating or gas, looser or harder stools compared to normal (usually flat ribbon or pellets stools), and belly that is sticking out. If you have a problem with this syndrome you shouldn’t stress since stress will make the symptoms worse.
Insomnia often follows IBS cause you feel uncomfortable at night. Muscle aching (Fibromyalgia), chest pain, headaches, anxiety, depression, and dyspepsia.
In some other people, the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome are also including sexual problems or urinary symptoms. This syndrome comes in four different types including IBS-C (IBS with the constipation), IBS-D (IBS with the diarrhea), mixed IBS or IBS-M that is considered with alternating pattern of the diarrhea and constipation.
Some other people even suffer IBS-U or un-subtyped IBS that don’t fit the categories above. You must recognize the type of IBS you suffer to get the right treatment.
What To Do If You Have IBS
Visiting a doctor is a wise way to know exactly what you have. And doctors can perform a thorough and systematic examination. By understand the cause of IBS, the doctor can make plans and management in treating your disease.
Personally, you can avoid IBS by changing lifestyle and diet. Avoid foods that can trigger IBS. Physical activity, such as regular exercise can help avoid IBS. Avoid excessive anxiety and unnecessary, so that the disease does not add to the problem of your life.
Can you prevent IBS? Actually yes, you can prevent IBS if you do a healthy living by avoiding the kinds of food, activity and certain substances that can trigger IBS symptoms.
Recognizing the weakness of the self against the disease can help you avoid the onset of symptoms and signs of disease such as IBS. If you are sensitive to certain foods, which can lead to the stomach to be uncomfortable, you should avoid it.
Here what a doctor said in a video that IBS is, and what you should do naturally when you have one.
Knowing how to treat IBS is also a good knowledge you should understand if you already suffer the disease. Treating IBS at home naturally, medication, psychology, hypnotherapy, yoga, and others are some ways of getting the disease better.
Forcing your body too much to receive materials that can hurt the body, can lead to IBS easily arise and become increasingly severe.