IBS- Irritable Bowel Syndrome,
Is a disorder of motility of the entire gastrointestinal tract that produces abdominal pain, constipation, or diarrhea. and effects women 3 times more than men.In this syndrome,the gastrointestinal tract is especially sensitive to many stimuli.Stress,diet,drugs,hormones,or minor irritants may cause the gastrointestinal tract to contract abnormally. Period of stress and emotional conflict that cause depression or anxiety frequently exacerbate episodes of IBS.Some people with the syndrome appear to be much more aware of their symptoms. During an episode, the contractions of the gastrointestinal tract becomes stronger and more frequent, and the rapid transit of food and feces through the small intestine often leads to diarrhea. Crampy pain seems to result from the strong contractions of the large intestine and increased sensitivity of the pain receptors in the large intestine. There are two major types of IBS The spastic colon type,The second type mainly produces painless diarrhea or relatively painless constipation.
Differs from person to person,People who can identify particular foods or types of stress that brings on the problem should avoid them if possible.People with abdominal distention and increased gas should avoid beans, cabbage and other foods that are hard to digest.