Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Symptoms and Advice

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome known as IBS, is a syndrome or a functional disorder. It isn’t an illness at all. As a result, you won’t be able to catch it or pass it on to anyone else. It doesn’t appear to be linked to any specific tissue damage or abnormalities. It’s a group of symptoms that include constipation and/or diarrhoea.

Some people will only experience constipation or diarrhoea, while others will have constipation and diarrhoea on and off. It’s critical to figure out what’s causing your diarrhoea. Is it possible that impaction is forcing the bowel to send fluid into the large intestine in order to remove feces? Is it possible that you have a food sensitivity? Is it possible that it’s a parasite?

If you can’t figure it out for yourself and things aren’t improving despite sticking to the program, you should get a thorough stool test. I recommend Genova Diagnostics’ GI effects. We can make this happen for you if you want to move ahead.

To be diagnosed with IBS, you must experience recurrent stomach pain or discomfort for at least 3 days per month for at least 3 months, and it must improve with defecation. Its onset is linked to a change in bowel frequency or stool appearance. Flatulence, burping, bloating, and heartburn are common symptoms. Before diagnosing IBS, doctors will check for stomach pain associated with two or more of these conditions. An internal examination may be ordered to rule out irritable bowel disease or bowel cancer. When the digestive system is out of equilibrium, it can cause a variety of additional symptoms. Nausea, bloating after eating, pale colored feces, sticky stools, and ulceration are all common symptoms.

If you’re experiencing any symptoms, the Inner Health Transform Your Gut Stockport – IBS Recovery Clinic may be able to help.

Importance Of Looking Out For Certain Symptoms 

If you’re having IBS-like symptoms and notice any of the red flags listed below, you should seek medical help immediately.

  • Dark tar-like stool
  • Blood in stool
  • Weight loss of unknown reason
  • Anaemia
  • Also, you may need to mention the following when talking to a doctor:
  • Your symptoms started after age 50. 
  • You have a family history of ovarian or bowel cancer. 
  • You experience a sudden change in your symptoms.

What are the causes of IBS?

IBS can be caused by a variety of factors. Stress, on the other hand, is always the underlying cause. Stress is thought to be at the foundation of every disease and ailment known to man. It serves as both a trigger and a driver, worsening the situation. We often believe that stress elicits only a physical and emotional response. Stress is much more than that, and it stems from a variety of sources.

If you’re experiencing any stress right now, the Inner Health Clinic – Transform Your Gut Programme in Stockport which specializes in addressing IBS and symptoms may be able to assist you. Ruth Tansey is a wonderful lady who has been through something similar to you and can help you. You can set an appointment here or call 07712 620909.