Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the large intestines of an individual. Although the exact cause of the disease is unknown, experts believe the increased sensitivity of the gut to be the main cause of this syndrome. There is no specific treatment for this condition other than treating the symptoms of the disease. Here are some of the main signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
IBS symptoms can vary according to the individual. It resembles the symptoms of other gastrointestinal diseases most of the time. The most common symptoms of the condition include:
- Bloating or feeling of gas
- Abdominal pain and cramps
- Alternative episodes of diarrhea and constipation
- Feeling of fullness
- Feeling of incomplete bowel emptying
If you have any of these symptoms, the best thing is to consult a qualified physician so that he or she can diagnose the condition and start treating the symptoms.