Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder characterised by abdominal pain and irregular bowel habits. It can occur at any age but often begins in adolescence or early adulthood.
Causes and pathophysiology
Apart from weak vitality and poor adaptability, there are many possible causes for the development of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and underlying pathophysiological mechanism. The importance of these varies from individual to individual. In 50% of patients psychological disturbances like anxiety, depression, somatisation and neurosis are identified. In other cases it is due to faulty lifestyle and incompatible foods.
- Changes in bowel movement patterns.
- Bloating and excess gas.
- Pain in the lower belly.
- The pain is linked to a change in how often you have a bowel movement which may differ in size or consistency.
- The pain is linked to a change in the appearance or consistency of your stool.
- Bowel movements may occur either more often (diarrhoea) or less often (constipation) than usual.
- Mucus in stools in some cases.
- Changes in diet help relieve symptoms.
- Increasing dietary fibres
- Avoiding items that stimulate the intestines may also be helpful.
- Anxiety-reducing measures, regular exercise
- Holarrhena antidysenterica 1x
- BC 8
- BC 9
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