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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS

IBS is a chronic condition characterized by symptoms of constipation, diarrhea or a combination of the two.

Symptoms

Those who suffer from IBS often experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Cramps
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Urgent bowel movements

Causes of IBS

IBS is the most common digestive disorder affecting up to 15 percent of the American population. Even so, the condition is classified as idiopathic because it has no known cause.

Treatment

Because there is no known cause of IBS, medications may not provide relief. Researchers have found, however, that the symptoms of the functional disorder are almost always exacerbated by stress. Doctors may recommend non-medical treatments for stress reduction, such as meditation, yoga, regular exercise, and massage.

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