Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder: There are four types of Tthis disease based on how your GI Tract (the series of organs that complete the digestive process) eliminates waste. The four types include: IBS-C (where the C stands for constipation), IBS-D (diarrhea), IBS-A (alternate, which means experiencing symptoms of both the previous types), and IBS-U.

IBS can have emotional and psychological symptoms as well:Unfortunately, IBS sufferers are more likely to experience anxiety. More research is being done on this syndrome; however researchers have found that increased levels of stress usually accompany this diagnosis. Additionally the physical symptoms of IBS can cause embarrassment for some. Luckily there are ways to cope and relieve these symptoms.

IBS is a combination of symptoms: There are ways to relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms with simple lifestyle changes. This may include follow a low FODMAP diet, taking probiotics and fiber supplements, and adding more exercise into your weekly routine. Physicians may also prescribe some medications.

It’s not sure what causes IBS: According to the Mayo Clinic,Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be caused by a combination of poor diet, abnormal serotonin levels, or even an imbalance of intestinal bacteria. Some sufferers experience different triggers that can worsen symptoms. Experimenting to figure out what types of foods are activities relieve your symptoms is advised.

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