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Why do I have ibs? What causes it?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No one knows

May be an issue in the "wiring" of the gut.
Sometimes occurs after a GI infection: viral, bacterial, parasitic. Can be associated with things like migraine, anxiety, female sex, hormonal flux and sensitivity, family history. Can have food, emotional, hormonal triggers.

In brief: No one knows

May be an issue in the "wiring" of the gut.
Sometimes occurs after a GI infection: viral, bacterial, parasitic. Can be associated with things like migraine, anxiety, female sex, hormonal flux and sensitivity, family history. Can have food, emotional, hormonal triggers.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Daniel Kessler
It always needs to be an individualized approach in conjunction with a Gastroenterologist to come up with right reason why bowels are irritable. Sometimes you may start with an elimination diet to listen to your body which foods may aggravate you. Best Wishes.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

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.

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.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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