Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that leads to pain in abdomen and bowel changes.
The reasons why IBS develops are not clear. It can occur after a bacterial infection or a parasitic infection (giardiasis) of the intestines. This is called postinfectious IBS. There may also be other triggers, including stress.
The intestine is connected to the brain using hormone and nerve signals that go back and forth between the bowel and the brain. These signals affect bowel function and symptoms. The nerves can become more active during stress. This can cause the intestines to be more sensitive and contract more.
Our team at GSA Gastroenterology provide expert advice and treatment in relation to irritable bowel syndrome to our patients.
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