For better understanding of Irritable Bowel Syndrome we must understand this term separately. Irritable means abnormal sensitivity, Bowel refers to Intestines and Syndrome refers to Group of symptoms. The term Irritable Bowel Syndrome means, group of symptoms that occur in the human body due to the abnormal sensitivity of the intestines. These symptoms occur over a long time, often years. This condition affects the gastrointestinal tract and predominantly the large intestine.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects a large portion of the population. Around 700 million to 1 billion of adult population are IBS sufferer in the world. IBS is a dysfunctional disorder, it is characterized by abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and changes in bowel habits such as diarrhea or constipation. While IBS is not life-threatening, it can significantly affect quality of life.

Irritable bowel syndrome, commonly known as IBS.
But it is also referred to;

  • Irritable Colon
  • Spastic Bowel
  • Spastic Colon
  • Mucous Colitis

The exact cause of IBS is still unknown, but some factors are believed to contribute to its development. These include genetics, stress, dietary factors, and alterations in the composition of the gut microbiome. It is also more common among women than men.

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IBS is a separate condition from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and isn't related to other bowel conditions.

  • IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
  • IBS Constipation (IBS-C)
  • Mixed IBS (IBS-M)
  • Un-classified IBS (IBS-U)


The main symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain, cramping, changes in bowel habits, bloating, and gas. Other symptoms may include fatigue, nausea, and muscle pain. Symptoms can vary from person to person and range from mild to severe.

IBS Constipation
  • Constipation.
  • Feels heavy stomach.
  • Rare bowel movement.
  • Stool is hard and Lumpy.
  • Spend too much time in toilet.
  • Constant feeling to go toilet.

IBS Diarrhea
  • Nausea.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Loose Stool.
  • Can't control.
  • Fast bowel movement.
  • Frequent visit to the toilet.
Un-classified IBS
  • Bloating.
  • Cramping.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Stool with mucus.
  • Severe gastric problem.
  • Existance of constipation and diarrhoea is not necessary.

Mixed IBS
  • Diarrhea.
  • Constipation.


The diagnosis of IBS is based on a combination of factors, including medical history, physical exam, and laboratory tests. The Rome IV criteria is commonly used to diagnose IBS. This criteria includes recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort at least 3 days per month in the last 3 months, associated with two or more of the following: improvement with defecation, onset associated with a change in frequency of stool, or onset associated with a change in form (appearance) of stool.


IBS is a chronic condition, and treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms and improving quality of life. Treatment typically includes lifestyle modifications, such as changes in diet, stress management, and exercise. Homeopathic medicines have excellent results to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Due to their unique and natural characteristics Homeopathic remedies treat disease with no side effects. If you are suffering from IBS whether it is chronic or acute, you can feel free to contact us.

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