IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) also called as irritable colon or spastic colon, mucous colitis. It is associated with significant health care and economic burden. IBS can also severely compromise a person’s quality of life. IBS is best understood as a long term recurrent disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It usually involves the large intestine and small intestine. This inconvenience can produce symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating, gastritis, and a change in a bowel routine.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. The peristaltic movements of the walls of the intestine help in the movement of the contents in the tract. In case of irritable bowel syndrome, the walls of the intestine get sensitive even towards the mild stimulus and therefore causes excessive cramps. Irregular sleep and diet pattern, stress, not paying attention towards the diet, not exercising properly, eating more of fast food and bakery products cause imbalance in digestive power. Hence the person becomes more susceptible to IBS.