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What is irritable bowel syndrome?

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Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Abdominal Discomfort

Ibs is a functional disorder affecting how food moves through your GI tract.
Lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating with diarrhea, constipation or both are common signs. It can be triggered by stress/anxiety or different foods. The diagnosis is usually made by ruling out other disorders.

In brief: Abdominal Discomfort

Ibs is a functional disorder affecting how food moves through your GI tract.
Lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating with diarrhea, constipation or both are common signs. It can be triggered by stress/anxiety or different foods. The diagnosis is usually made by ruling out other disorders.
Nicole Bressler
Nicole Bressler
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Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine

In brief: IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs, or spastic colon) is a symptom-based diagnosis characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits.
As a functional gastrointestinal disorder (fgid), ibs has no known organic cause. Diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate.

In brief: IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs, or spastic colon) is a symptom-based diagnosis characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits.
As a functional gastrointestinal disorder (fgid), ibs has no known organic cause. Diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate.
Dr. Keshab Paudel
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Multifactorial cause

Irritable bowel syndrome is the multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults.
The predominant symptoms like diarrhea cramps constipation are the result of autonomic nervous system instability. Pts like you may benefit from a metabolically directed approach check out mdwellnessmd.Com.

In brief: Multifactorial cause

Irritable bowel syndrome is the multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults.
The predominant symptoms like diarrhea cramps constipation are the result of autonomic nervous system instability. Pts like you may benefit from a metabolically directed approach check out mdwellnessmd.Com.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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