What Is The Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
The irritable bowel syndrome translates through the faulty functioning, of unknown cause, of an intestine that is organically and anatomically unaffected. Stress seems to be involved in the pathology of this condition.
What Are the Irritable Bowel Symptoms?
Both diarrhea and constipation may appear. Flatulence, abdominal bloating and colic (pain) are always present, affecting the quality of life. Patients complaining of constipation state that they can only eliminate small and high consistency stool quantities. Crayon-shaped stools are specific. Patients sometimes have the incomplete defecation sensation.
Many patients also complain of the fullness, abdominal distention and discomfort sensation and they feel uncomfortable in their own clothes. The noises in their abdomen and the excessive flatulence also bother them. Patients with the irritable bowel syndrome have also reported a few symptoms that are unrelated to their intestine, such as constant sleepiness, head and back pain, frequent urination and the imperious need to urinate.
How Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treated?
First a gastroenterologist consultation is required, pursuant to which the specialist will provide guidance regarding the imaging investigations and explorations required for the complex patient diagnosis and will also recommend a suitable/proper treatment (diet, medication).