Learn about Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a collection of symptoms that often co-occur, such as recurrent abdominal discomfort and changes in bowel habits that can be either diarrheal, constipating, or both. You experience these symptoms if you have IBS, but there are no outward indications that your digestive tract is ill or damaged.

Signs & Causes

The most typical signs of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) include changes in bowel habits and abdominal discomfort that is frequently associated to stool movements. Depending on the type of IBS you have, these alterations might be diarrhoea, constipation, or both. It is unclear to doctors what causes IBS.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects millions of people, including celebrities such as Tyra Banks, Camille Grammer, Cam’Ron & Chyler Leigh


Doctors examine you physically and analyse your symptoms, medical history, and family history to determine whether you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Your doctor will examine your symptoms for a specific pattern. Doctors may prescribe testing to rule out other health issues.

Treatment of IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be treated by prescription medications, probiotics, counselling, dietary changes, and other lifestyle modifications. To find the therapy that works best for you, you might need to try a few. Your doctor can assist you in choosing the best course of action.

As a functional medicine clinic, Doctors at Trident Hospital  aim to identify the root cause or causes of IBS, adopting a biopsychosocial approach to restore you back to good health.

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