Irritable Bowel Syndrome
What is a bowel syndrome?
Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition that affects the digestive system, the exact cause of which is unknown. However stress, family history and diet can all contribute to you getting irritable bowel syndrome.
What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?
Irritable bowel syndrome can affect people of all ages, and you may have this condition if you suffer from:
- Stomach pain and cramps
- Low energy
How is irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?
To identify if you have irritable bowel syndrome, Professor Aftab Ala will discuss your symptoms, the severity of these symptoms and how long you have been suffering from them. You may need to take a blood test and provide a sample of your stool.
How is irritable bowel syndrome treated?
There is no cure for irritable bowel syndrome, however you can do a number of things to ease your condition. You should eat a healthy diet, exercise and keep a diary of what you eat. If symptoms flare up you should avoid the foods that caused these. You should also avoid processed foods, eat slowly and try to avoid stressful situations.