Analyzing Irritable Bowel Symptoms

Commonly occurring functional disorder of the gut is referred as Irritable bowel syndrome. The functionality of gut gets affected, but structurally all parts seem normal, when observed under microscope.


IBS cause is not known and it may affect any age group, more predominantly teenagers and young adults who tend to have weird eating behaviors that could be responsible for high risk of IBS. Intolerance to specific foods or over activity of the muscles and nerves of the gut could be the cause, but it is still not confirmed scientifically.

IBS is more frequently seen in women than men.IBS symptoms generally get worse after meals and occur as bouts of pain. The symptoms may be severe for 2-4 days initially, then usually get lessen with time but do not vanish completely.

Symptoms Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Discomfort And Abdominal Pain

Different parts of abdomen may experience varied flashes of pain. The pain normally eased after passage of motions or wind. Certain people refer the pain as coli or a spasm but colitis occurs in case of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and IBS is not considered as true ‘colitis’.

The severity of IBS pain may vary from mild to strong in the same person, and may totally differ from severity in other IBS afflicted persons. Abdominal swelling and bloating may occur intermittently with passage of more wind.

Abdominal Pain

Abnormality Of Stools

Persons could suffer from constipation or diarrhea or alternate diarrhea and constipation cycle. Stool may become pellet like or could be ribbon form or watery and at times, mucus may also be observed in the stools. Usually, after passage of stools, a feeling of fullness still remains.

Some may experience an urgency to visit toilet, generally more after getting up in the morning or even during or after the breakfast. Morning rush generally becomes a common behavior in IBS patients. IBS affected persons may complain of nausea, tiredness, backache, muscular pains, belching, heartburn, poor appetite and feeling of fullness, just after eating.

Some experience occasional mild symptoms but others may have unpleasant experiences for long period of time.


Managing Symptoms Of IBS

The correct understanding of IBS will lessen your anxiety and reduce the severity of the situation. With proper care, symptoms usually get settled without any treatment.

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Make use of soluble fiber and minimize insoluble fiber in the diet. Rich sources of soluble fiber are seeds, isaphugla, nuts and oats. Fiber supplement of isaphugla is readily available at medical shops, since, it has been found to be most beneficial out of the rest. Avoid consuming corn and wheat bran as fiber supplement as these are rich in insoluble form that is believed to increase IBS symptoms.



Consumption of probiotics increases the healthy bacteria in the gut that may help to ward off bad bacteria, if any, thereby keeping a check on severity of the situation. Make use of probiotic capsules or foods containing live bacteria.
Managing food intolerance

Check food intolerance for food products that you intake and avoid those that enhance the IBS symptoms.


Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.