Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder of the large intestine associated with crampy abdomen, bloating and diarrhea.
They manifest as
- Frequent abdominal pain.
- Bloating of abdomen with gas
- Frequent stools immediately after a meal
- Improper bowel movement:
The main function of large intestine is to absorb the nutrients and water from the digested food particles and to expel the waste through rectum and anus by the peristaltic movement of intestinal muscles. The intestinal muscles contract and relax to push the waste out of the anus.
If the muscles don’t work at the right speed for proper digestion or if the muscle coordination gets interrupted, the contents of the colon can’t move smoothly hence leads to abdominal cramps, bloating, constipation and diarrhea – signs of IBS.
- Infection and chronic inflammation of intestines:
Recurrent gastroenteritis, frequent infection of intestines with bacteria or virus contribute to IBS.
- Food Allergies:
High fat diet, eating big meals, junk foods, spicy foods, drinks with caffeine, alcohol, milk and milk products, grains like wheat, barley or rye also contributes IBS to certain people.
- Stress and Anxiety
- Gut Bacteria:
Few good gut bacteria’s are helpful for maintaining gut health. Destruction of these bacteria by certain medicines also contributes IBS.
IBS is common among menopausal women due to change in their hormone level.
|Reduces Pain in abdomen||Reduces Pain in abdomen|
|Decreases the frequency of stools||Decreases the frequency of stools|
|Reduces the bloatedness of abdomen||Reduces the bloatedness of abdomen|
|Treats not only the symptoms but also removes the cause||Treats only the affected area|
|Permanent cure||Temporary relief|
|Specific remedy for each person selected on the basis of both physical and mental generals of the person||Common medicines prescribed to all persons|
|Natural/potentized medicines||Synthetic/concentrated medicines|
|Nil side effects||Chain of side effects|
- Frequency of stools and pain in abdomen decrease soon after taking the medicine.
- Bloatedness of abdomen decreases.
Diet and Lifestyle Changes:
- Improve fiber rich foods in diet
- Improve water intake
- Reduce stress & anxiety
- Improve physical activities
- Eat Slowly. Avoid eating hastily
- Avoid Stimulants like coffee, alcohol, tobacco
- Eat food at regular and proper intervals
- Avoid high fatty foods, milk artificial sweetness