Irritable Bowel Disease is a chronic condition of the large intestine and is presented with a variety of symptoms like frequent abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits like constipation and diarrhoea. This condition is present without any visible damage or disease of the intestine.
The causes of IBS are not fully understood. The following factors may contribute to the condition:
Past infections like severe gastroenteritis
Stressful conditions during childhood and teenage
Disturbances in gastrointestinal motility or increased muscle contraction
Changes in gut microbe
Age: people less than 50 years
Psychological factors: presence of stress, anxiety, depression.
Sex: more common in females
Genetics: family history of IBS
Avoid carbonated drinks
Avoid caffeine and alcohol
Add more fibres to diet
Avoid fried and processed food
Patients are properly assessed and tailor made treatment is provided which includes oral medicines, diet, lifestyle changes, yoga, meditation and panchkarma according to the symptoms presented by the patient.