Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Riley Akright

Causes of IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic disorder where the intestines don't work normally. The exact cause of IBS is unknown. Although, it can be caused by genetics which is rare, or more commonly it is caused by your diet.

Treatments

The biggest thing you can do if you have IBS is change your diet. There are many over-the-counter or prescription laxatives or other medications that help.

Interrelationships with other body systems

IBS can be related to causing stress, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and others. There is no real proof to some of these but it has been to known happen.

Prevention

IBS can sometimes be related to stress, so to prevent this you can do things like counseling, relaxing, or certain exercises that can help.
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