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Learn about Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Written by Ubie's Medical Expert Team

Updated on November 19, 2021

What is this disease?

A condition with recurrent episodes of abdominal discomfort, diarrhoea and constipation. IBS is diagnosed when no obvious cause can be found despite investigations. While the exact cause of IBS is unknown, stress and certain food types are known to cause flares.

What symptoms are mainly related?

  • Gurgling or rumbling sounds in the stomach

  • Stressed over daily life

  • Passing loose stools when there is abdominal pain

  • Abdominal pain which improves after passing motion

  • Pass motion more frequently when there is abdominal pain

  • Abdominal pain that occurs in regular intervals

  • Abdominal pain that worsens after meals

  • Diarrhea commonly occurs before going to school

What treatment is needed?

IBS is treated through avoiding triggers and relieving symptoms. Identifying triggers e.g. dairy, beans, fried food, or stress may help. The doctor may prescribe medicines to relieve symptoms of diarrhoea or stomach cramps. There is a FODMAPs diet which may be effective.

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