What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – Health Bites
Which types of food cause the symptoms of IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and what exactly is IBS.
Watch the video from My Remedy as we explain what Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is and why some foods exacerbate the symptoms. Most importantly we explain what you can do to help your health.
The symptoms of IBS are recurrent abdominal pain, and abnormal bowel motility including diarrhoea, constipation or a combination of both. Bloating may indicate gut permeability or “leaky gut syndrome”.
IBS is different to IBD – IBD is an autoimmune condition with inflammation, and even ulceration causing serious damage to the bowel and must be treated medically. The symptoms of IBS are changes in your bowel motions. This could be in the form of constipation, loose stools, or a combination of both.
Constipation is defined as infrequent and frequent incomplete bowel movements. This may mean you either don’t have a bowel motion at all in 24 hours; it is difficult to pass or you have frequent small bowel movements and feel that there is incomplete voidance (emptying).
Loose stools (diarrhoea ) is different to the diarrhoea you may experience with a “gastro-bug”, but it is loose, often difficult to wipe (requires a lot of toilet paper), and for no obvious reason.
Leaky gut is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to “pass” through the intestinal walls and flood the blood stream. This may be the cause of abdominal discomfort and bloating. Don’t Panic! A leaky gut doesn’t mean you have holes in your gut, rather your gut is not as healthy as it should be. If you are concerned with your own gut health, contact us to find out more.
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