Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment

Do you experience pain when you’re using the toilet? Do you experience lower abdominal pains during defecation? Maybe you have just coped up with that situation but still, you may be a victim of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a problem that usually occurs in the large intestine area of our digestive system. It is known to affect people ages 45 years old and under. According to statistics, about twelve percent of people all over the world are experiencing this one.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome


There are no specific symptoms regarding Irritable Bowel Syndrome. However, people who have this are experiencing one or more of the following:


  • Low Abdominal Pain especially before and during defecation
  • Feeling Incomplete even after Defecation
  • Mucus in the Bowels
  • Loose stools along with Abdominal Pain


On the other hand, people who are experiencing the following signs may or may not be victims of IBS. Instead, having the following can be a symptom of a more serious gastrointestinal disease:


  • Anemia and Fever, along with a 10-pound weight loss or more
  • Presence of blood in bowels or feces
  • Antibiotic Usage History
  • Colon or Rectal-related diseases or cancer


As of now, there is no known specific treatment for IBS. However, these treatments can help reduce its symptoms:


  • Regular Physical Exercise
  • Tricyclic or any other Anti-depressant medications
  • Peppermint and other kinds of spasmodic
  • Fiber-rich diet
  • Psychological Therapy (in some cases)
  • Loperamide or medications for regulating bowel movement
  • Foods rich in Probiotics