Irritable bowel syndrome and its symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome is a digestive tract disorder characterized by recurrent symptoms of abdominal pain, convulsions and excess gas associated with hard stool (constipation) or watery stools (diarrhea). It is not a disease, it is considered a functional disorder in which the intestines behave abnormally but exhibit no visible signs of disease or damage to the intestinal wall. It is a long-term condition for patients, but it is not life-threatening.

What are the causes of Irritable bowel syndrome?

  • emotional stress seems to aggravate symptoms
  • mental problems such as anxiety, depression, and panic attacks are more common for people with irritable colon
  • heredity
  • some food may worsen the symptoms 

What are the symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome?

Symptoms of irritable bowel vary. The most common are:

  • abdominal pain, convulsions or flatulence
  • excess gas
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • mucus in stool

Most people with this problem experience different states where symptoms are worse and periods when they improve or even disappear altogether. 

Treatment of Irritable bowel syndrome

The treatment of irritable bowel disease is aimed at alleviating the symptoms so that the person is not limited in his life. Moderate symptoms can often be mitigated by stress management and changes in your diet and lifestyle.

  • avoid foods that cause your symptoms
  • consumption of foods with a high fiber content
  • drinking enough fluid
  • regular exercise
  • good sleep

Prevention of Irritable bowel syndrome

The cause is not yet known and effective preventive measures are not in place. Scientists believe that this fact affects both physical and mental health problems. Although there is no cure for irritable colon, this condition is not life-threatening, and symptoms can be improved with a number of dietary, medical and mental health treatments.

The immune system can help fight Irritable bowel syndrome

The main task of the immune system is to protect the body from external threats that can lead to illness. Even the food we eat can pose a threat to the immune system.