Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a highly prevalent gastrointestinal disorder that reduces patients’ quality of life and imposes a significant economic burden to the healthcare system. The disorder is characterized by the presence of a cluster of symptoms and signs including cramping, increased gas, abdominal pain, altered bowel habits, food intolerance, and bloating. For some people, IBS involves incontinence or a feeling of incomplete evacuation. Some patients have no abdominal pain in the morning, and get stomachaches in the afternoon. Others go for two weeks without pain, and then have a day of crippling pain. These effects of IBS may cause you to feel you're not living life to the fullest, leading to discouragement or depression.http://www.thesunweekly.co.ke/index.php/health/item/265-irritable-bowel-syndrome

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