IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME WARNING SIGNS: WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
A chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine causing diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramps, bloating and fartulence.
If you're experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider.
The symptoms vary from one person to another. The most common ones include:
- Abdominal discomfort or pain
- Cramping or bloating
- Excess gas in the abdomen
- Changes in patterns of bowel movement
- Diarrhea alternating with constipation
- Diarrhoea alternating with constipation
- Mucus in the stool
→ Common treatment options
→ How is this diagnosed?
- The actual cause is unknown, these factors have been shown to play a role:
- Muscle contractions in the intestine that are unusually strong
- Abnormalities in the nervous system of the intestines
- Inflammation of the intestines
- Severe infections such as gastroenteritis and bacterial colonization of the intestines
- Changes in gut microflora
→ Questions to ask your doctor
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