Gastroenterology

Irritable bowel syndrome: how to help himself

Discomfort in the abdomen, flatulence, etc. significantly reduce the quality of human life. Diarrhea, constipation, excessive flatulence, and other disorders in the digestive tract can be caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This condition can be caused by a feature of the human body: often this condition occurs in people living in constant stress.

Risk factors for development of IBS

IBS is not a disease but a temporary condition which is caused by a number of factors. Most often problems with the intestines do young people from 20 to 45 years, are exposed to stressful situations. Exacerbate as well as certain foods and lack of normal diet: dry food, fatty, spicy, fried food, refusal of Breakfast and overeating at night, etc.

Also on the intestine is affected by lifestyle: IBS often occurs in people leading a sedentary lifestyle, we travel the frequent changes of time zones and diet. Also IBS can be a symptom of serious health problems, namely:

  • Neoplastic processes
  • Gynecological diseases
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrine diseases
  • Intestinal infections.

Signs of IBS: how does this disorder

IBS is manifested by disorders in the digestive organs: it is a pain in the abdomen, flatulence, bloating, diarrhea or constipation. Also often concerned about human feeling of heaviness in the stomach, nausea, belching. This condition causes extra irritation, nervousness, over time there is a headache, starts to hurt back. IBS significantly affects a person’s life. As to the problems with the intestines join insomnia, shortness of breath, dry mouth, constant fatigue, frequent urination, ringing in the ears.

What to do when IBS and how to avoid problems with the intestines

When symptoms of IBS initially you can contact the therapist or the gastroenterologist. However, SRK does not provide for a specific treatment, therapy specialist chooses depending on the symptoms and identify true causes of problems with the bowel. Often, when the normalization of the emotional state of a person disappear, and the symptoms of IBS, so treatment from a gastroenterologist may be preceded by counseling and psychotherapy.

In addition to medicamentous treatment it is important to stick to a diet: temporarily give up raw vegetables and fruits, avoid fatty, fried, spicy and smoked foods, salty foods, alcohol and soda. An important point in the treatment and prevention of IBS is not only nutrition, but also proper rest, sleep, physical activity and the ability to resist stress with or without it.

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