What is IBS ? IBS, also called spastic colon or irritable colon, is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by a chronic abdominal pain associated with alteration in bowel habits.
What are the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome ?
Symptoms include: - Recurrent, colicky or cramping, abdominal pain which is relieved by defecation. - Constipation or diarrhea or both. - Abdominal distention. - Feeling of incomplete defecation. - Mucus in stools. - Urgency of defecation. IBS can co-exist with fibromyalgia , chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine, dyspareunia.
What can trigger IBS ?
Certain factors had be associated with triggering the onset of IBS, which are: - Psychological stress and trauma. - Sexual, verbal and physical abuse. - Depression.