IBS is a common condition that influences the digestive system.
It causes signs and symptoms like belly cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. These have a tendency to come and go over time, and may remain for days, weeks or months at a time. Tt's typically a lifelong problem. It may be very frustrating to live with and might have a large impact on your everyday lifestyles.
There is no remedy, however diet adjustments and medicines can frequently help manage the symptoms. The precise cause is unknown – it's been linked to things like food passing through your gut too fast or too slowly, oversensitive nerves on your gut, stress, and a family history of IBS.
The main common IBS signs and symptoms are:
• Stomach ache or cramps
Typically worse after eating and better after doing a poo
Your tummy may additionally feel uncomfortably full and swollen
You could have watery poo and every so often need to poo unexpectedly
You may strain whilst pooing and feel like you cannot empty your bowels completely
There may be days when your signs and symptoms are better and days when they may be worse (flare-ups). they may be brought on by way of food or drink.