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All about irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the large bowel that is due to hypersensitivity of the nerves or over stimulation of the muscles of the colon which presents as cramping, bloating, flatulence, pain, and diarrhea or constipation. IBS is exacerbated by stress, overeating, exercizing, PMS and types of food including caffeine, milk, alcohol, fizzy drinks, high fat foods and chocolate. Blood tests, barium x-ray and colonoscopy are a few procedures undertaken to rule out nasty possible causes of symptoms, with IBS diagnosed by default. Management of the condition is by altering the diet, eating smaller meals high in fibre, reducing stress, and/or being prescribed medicine.

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About: All about irritable bowel syndrome

Date: 31 August 2005

Source: The Rising Nepal

Author: Pradeep Vaidya


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