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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is irritable bowel syndrome?

Symptoms of IBS

Triggers for IBS

Causes of IBS

Prevention / remedies / treatment of IBS

Probiotic cultured food sources

References

What is irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive complaint. Its symptoms include abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, flatulence and diarrhoea or constipation. A trip to the doctor or gastroenterologist is usually unsatisfactory as they can find no obvious cause with their routine clinical testing. It is estimated that 20-50% of people presenting to gastroenterologists suffer from IBS. The symptoms can persist for many years.

IBS affects about 15-20% of the population, depending on how you measure its severity. Adults between the ages of 30 to 60 years are most affected, and more women than men.

IBS can be classified as:

Symptoms of IBS

Triggers for IBS

Causes of IBS

Prevention / remedies / treatment of IBS

References

1. Jacqueline S. Barrett, Kim E.K. Canale, Richard B. Gearry, Peter M. Irving, Peter R. Gibson. Probiotic effects on intestinal fermentation patterns in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 2008 August 28; 14(32): 5020-5024

2. Giada De Palma, Michael D. J. Lynch, Jun Lu, Vi T. Dang, Yikang Deng, Jennifer Jury, Genevieve Umeh, Pedro M. Miranda, Marc Pigrau Pastor, Sacha Sidani, Maria Ines Pinto-Sanchez, Vivek Philip, Peter G. McLean, Moreno-Gabriel Hagelsieb, Michael G. Surette, Gabriela E. Bergonzelli, Elena F. Verdu, Philip Britz-McKibbin, Josh D. Neufeld, Stephen M. Collins, Premysl Bercik. Transplantation of fecal microbiota from patients with irritable bowel syndrome alters gut function and behavior in recipient mice. Science Translational Medicine 01 Mar 2017: Vol. 9, Issue 379. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaf6397.