Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic digestive disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). The condition is characterised by a group of symptoms that can vary from person to person and can include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation.
The exact cause of IBS is not fully understood, but there are several factors that may contribute to its development, including a sensitive colon, problems with the signals between the brain and the intestines, inflammation in the intestines, changes in gut bacteria, and stress.
There is no cure for IBS, but there are various treatments available that can help manage symptoms. These treatments can include dietary changes, stress management techniques, medication, and probiotics.
There is more helpful information about relieving symptoms and ways to help prevent an attack in the attachment below.