So, how do you get irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Today, we know that everyday stress and your daily diet plays a major role in I.B.S.. A stressful event, starting a new business or job, martial problems or death of a spouse, can cause you to get I.B.S. Every person has their own definition of what stress is for them and how it affects them. Your diet and how you eat can cause you to get I.B.S too. Certain foods bother certain people and lack of certain foods can do the same. You should always have good eating habits, meaning three meals a day and consuming those meals in a slow and calm manner. Skipping meals, eating on the run or rushing to eat can cause or trigger you to get I.B.S..
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF I.B.S.?
1st symptom of IBS
Can be sharp or dull, steady or intermitted and it usually occurs on the lower left side of the abdomen. An additional symptom of IBS associated with abdominal cramping can be an "urgent" bowel movement usually following a meal to relieve abdominal pain and pressure. The pain is produced by muscle spasms in the intestinal walls which upsets the digestive process creating diarrhea or constipation.
2nd symptom of IBS
Usually a person with I.B.S. will either have diarrhea or constipation predominately. What causes diarrhea or constipation depends on where and how often your digestion system gets disrupted by cramps or spasms.
3rd symptom of IBS
The feeling of excessive gas in the lower abdomen, feeling full after eating a small meal, and belching is due to spasms or cramps in the intestinal walls which compresses normal amounts of gas can give you IBS symptoms..
To see if you are a irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) candidate you can take and complete the IBS Self-Evaluation Questionnaire.