Some think that IBS is a psychological disorder, but the physical suffering of IBS patients is obvious. More and more people are living with this abdominal disorder that affects people most commonly for the first time in their lives from about the ages of 15 and 35. The Western world seems to be the most affected by irritable bowel syndrome, the chronic condition that affects the large intestine. This is the part of the body that stores waste products and passes them through the digestive system. There is no cure for IBS. So, people just have to live with the symptoms of IBS symptoms and try to find ways in which to improve their condition.
Common Symptoms of IBS
The common IBS symptoms lead to diarrhea or constipation. Chronic bouts of either can occur for extended period of times. Severe pain in the abdominal area is commonly experienced by sufferers. Stools are generally loose and contain mucus substances. For those who experience diarrhea with IBS see themselves running to the bathroom quickly after a meal, especially breakfast. Alternatively, those with IBS and constipation experience the complete opposite. They strain with every bowel movement, if it even happens. Often their stools have up pellet consistency and never experience the feeling full evacuation. In this case, there digestive system passes foods very slowly.
The abdominal pain is sometimes unbearable. In women, it’s even more pronounced during their menstrual cycles.
For those with severe IBS, they also can experience groin and back pain. More common symptoms of IBS include extreme bloating accompanied by profuse sweating, flatulence, vomiting and nausea, and indigestion.