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IBS.irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

is a common condition that affects the digestive system.

It causes symptoms like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. These tend to come and go over time, and can last for days, weeks or months at a time.

It’s usually a lifelong problem. It can be very frustrating to live with and can have a big impact on your everyday life.

There’s no cure, but diet changes and medicines can often help control the symptoms.

The exact cause is unknown – it’s been linked to things like food passing through your gut too quickly or too slowly, oversensitive nerves in your gut, stress and a family history of IBS

Symptoms – Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The main symptoms of IBS are:

pain or cramping stomach upset, usually worse after after eating and better after a bowel movement

Gas: Your stomach may feel uncomfortably full and swollen

Diarrhea: You may have watery stools and sometimes suddenly poop You cannot completely empty your bowels

There may be days when your symptoms get better and days when they get worse (relapses). They can be triggered by food or drink.
Other IBS symptoms

Farting (flatulence)

Flowing buttocks

Fatigue and lack of energy

Nausea (nausea)

Sore throat Back

Urination problems such as frequent urination, sudden urge to urinate and feeling like you cannot empty your bladder completely.

can’t always control when you poop

Make an urgent appointment if you:
have lost a lot of weight for no reason
have bleeding from your bottom or bloody diarrhea
have a hard lump or swelling in your abdomen
shortness of breath, noticeable palpitations and pale skin
these could be signs of something more serious .

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