Category: IBS A-Z

IBS And Gut Bacteria

Relationship between IBS and gut bacteria Bacteria are present in the normal gut (intestines), especially in the lower parts of the intestine. They achieve concentrations of several billion in the colon (large intestine/bowel). These “normal” bacteria have important functions in life, including: Protecting against infection by disease-causing bacteria …

What Is The Relationship Between IBS And Stress

IBS and stress “Stress” is a term doctors use to describe normal responses in the body that are needed for health and survival. Understanding the responses of the mind and body when called upon during stress may provide insight to an underlying cause of IBS and open the …

Introduction to Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 10–15% of adults. It has a significant worldwide prevalence. Although IBS is not associated with an increased risk for life-threatening illness, it is associated with a significant health care and economic burden. Studies have shown that IBS patients have an increased …