IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS affects up to 55 million (one in five) Americans, mostly women. IBS causes are unknown. IBS disorder interferes with the normal functions of the large intestine.
What causes one person to have IBS and not another? No one knows. The following have been associated with a worsening of IBS symptoms:
Wheat, rye, barley, chocolate, milk products
Drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, or colas
Stress, conflict, or emotional upsets
No cure has been found for IBS, but many options are available to treat the symptoms
Medications and supplements