IBS- yea we need to talk

about it… Did you know that many suffer for years with this and have no clue.

I just felt compelled to share some of the common signs and symptoms as well as the road to a diagnosis and treatment.

common symptoms

  • abdominal pain
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • bloating

Common signs

  • changes in bowel habits
  • indigestion
  • inability to empty bowels
  • nausea
  • urgency for bowel movements
  • loss of appetite
  • depression

According to the Mayo clinic the symptoms can be recurrent and can be relieved with bowel movements. An increase in the amount of gas causing bloating and indigestion and pain in the abdomen.

The cause of IBS(Irritable bowel syndrome) is not well understood

Diagnosis is made by seeing your physician and with your physical history/ exam and presenting symptoms a clinical diagnosis of IBS is usually made.

Treatments– high fiber diet, healthy diet and exercise regimen, managing stress, some may need medicine and other treatment options

See the Mayo Clinic here

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