irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable Colon Syndrome

What is irritable bowel syndrome ?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is also known as functional colopathy, it is a digestive disorder characterized by discomfort or painful sensations in the stomach.

colon, also called large intestine. Passing speeds that are too fast or, on the other hand, too slow will cause different symptoms. The colon does not have time to absorb the water in the food when the contraction and relaxation phases of the bowel muscles are faster or stronger than normal. This causes diarrhea.

What are the symptoms of irritable bowel ?

The severity, type and number of symptoms vary greatly from person to person. Some individuals may experience many of the following symptoms.

  • Pains and cramps in the stomach, which often disappear with the evacuation of gas or stool.
  • Constipation or diarrhea, sometimes alternately.
  • Bloating and flatulence.
  • A "gut activity" noisy.
  • A sometimes urgent need to defecate.
  • A sensation of incomplete evacuation.
  • Mucus.
These symptoms usually occur after meals.