Irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by the presence of a cluster of symptoms and signs in adults or children that include cramping, abdominal pain, increased gas, altered bowel habits, food intolerance, and bloating (distention). Often referred to as a "functional" disorder, the term refers to the changes in the functioning of the digestive system that results in the collection of symptoms referred to as IBS, meaning that it is a problem with the movement (motility) rather than any damage to the tissues of the digestive system.
Symptoms often include frequent loose stools, sudden uncontrollabe urge to have a bowel movement, abdominal pain or discomfort, flatulence and occ nausea. Abnormal movements of the colon and small intestines, hypersensitivity to pain from a full bowel or gas, food sensitivities, possibly caused by poor absorption of sugars or acids in food,gastroenteritis ("stomach flu" or "stomach bug"), a viral or bacterial infection of the stomach and intestines are few factors which may trigger IBS symptoms.
Psychological conditions such as anxiety or depression are observed in many people with IBS, though these conditions have not been found to be a direct cause of IBS. Genetics is thought to be a possible cause of IBS.
Homeopathy is very effective in all stages and variants of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.It helps take care of the symptoms of IBS including diarrhea, pains, distention, etc.It significantly helps to reduce the relapse and recurrence of condition and is absolutely safe and harmless.It also does not interfere with other medicines.