IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is the disorder of large intestine. It affects mainly to the people who has anxiety prone nature. IBS is mainly affected to the women. Common age group for IBS is between 16 to 45 yrs. It causes belly discomfort, abdominal cramping pain, gases, bloating of abdomen or having different kind of stool.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition. Though it causes very discomfort for the patient, but it is not life threatening like crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. IBS doesn’t affect the tissue of bowel or doesn’t causes colorectal cancer. IBS can reduced by managing diet, life style and stress
Following are the symptoms for IBS:
- Diarrhea mostly violent attack of diarrhea present
- Diarrhea alternate with constipation.
- Bloating of abdomen and gases
- Abdominal cramp mostly at lower half of abdomen
- Mucus in stool
- Patient’s problem get aggravated eating after, and better by passing motions.
Expert doesn’t know the exact cause for IBS. But it is observed that, contraction and relaxation of large intestinal muscle get affected in IBS. Excessive contraction of intestinal muscle causes diarrhea or bloating of abdomen. Or if contraction get slow down, causes hard stool or constipation.
There are various triggers for IBS, which may vary from person to person, according to their constitution.
Signs and Symptoms of IBS get worst in some people, when they get stressed. Example during exams or during joining new job
Women are much prone to IBS than men. It suggest that hormones may play role to aggravate IBS. Sign and symptoms of IBS increase during menstrual period.
Exact relation between food and IBS is not proved yet. But there are certain food items, which increases the sign and symptoms of IBS. Example- milk, chocolate, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, fats, fruits, carbonated drinks and some types of alcohol drinks.
Homeopathy has individualistic approach, for curing the disease. Homeopathy medicines acts both on mind and body. Homeopathy medicines help to reduce hypersensitivity of large intestine, which causes problems in IBS. It also help to reduce stress, anxiety of the patient, which helps to reduce the sign and symptoms of disease, in most gentle way.