Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Mystery behind IBS
The prevalence of this Irritable Bowel Syndrome is more since the past decade. Young adults are generally the ones targeted, nothing related to the their age but the amount of stress which they incur is at its peak, first of all the education which is a competition today, one has to score and excel in his subject so that he can find the right kind of job. Then, later comes survival in the workplace, constant peer pressure, targets for the day to be achieved, balancing at home and work, running with the clock and giving the optimum both at home and work. Later, in case they fail, job insecurity, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, Obsessive compulsive disorder and many other fall in line. So, they breaking all barriers to try to give their best, to be the best all day long, so to save the time, they end up eating food which is easily available i.e., Junk, small snack, food which are less nutritive but just fill their stomach and also resort to stimulants i.e., Coffee, Tea, Smoking, Alcohol etc., so that their work continues and at times since they have less time to exercise they start putting on weight their new friend obesity comes up and so they start skipping their meals to lose their weight and later leads to Hyper acidity, dyspepsia, diarrhea, constipation, sensitive stomach and later finally IBS.
What is irritable bowel syndrome?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional disorder of the gut. (The gut includes the bowels.) A functional disorder means there is a problem with the function of a part of the body, but there is no abnormality in the structure. IBS can affect anyone at any age, but it commonly first develops in young adults and teenagers. IBS is twice as common in women as in men.
- Faulty dietary habits
- Stimulants – Coffee, Tea, Smoking, Tobacco in any form, Alcohol
- Anxiety, depression, Obsessive compulsive disorder, many other
What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?
- Pain and discomfort may occur in different parts of the abdomen. The pain often eases when you pass stools (motions or faeces) or wind. Bloating and swelling of your abdomen may develop from time to time. You may pass more wind than usual.
- Stools (sometimes called motions or faeces):Some people have bouts of diarrhoea, and some have bouts of constipation.Sometimes the stools become small and pellet-like. Sometimes the stools become watery or ribbony. At times, mucus may be mixed with the stools.
- You may have a feeling of not emptying your rectum after going to the toilet:Some people have urgency, which means you have to get to the toilet quickly. A morning rush is common. That is, you feel an urgent need to go to the toilet several times shortly after getting up. This is often during and after breakfast.
What can one expect from Our Treatment?
- Initially, acute symptoms of diarrhea or constipations can be relieved immediately.
- Relapses during the course of treatment are common and subside gradually.
- As treatment progresses you can expect the relapses and intensity ofsymptoms to reduce.
Eating, Diet, and Nutrition
- Large meals can cause cramping and diarrhea, so eating smaller meals more often, or eating smaller portions, may help IBS symptoms.
- Avoid missing meals or leaving long gaps between eating.
- If you have a lot of wind and bloating, consider increasing your intake of oats (for example, oat-based breakfast cereal or porridge).
- Certain foods and drinks may cause IBS symptoms in some people,
- foods high in fat
- milk products
- drinks with alcohol or caffeine
- drinks with large amounts of artificial sweeteners, which are substances used in place of sugar
- foods that may cause gas, such as beans and cabbage