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What are the Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

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What are the Symptoms of IBS?

Millions of people experience Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms every day, but treatments can help.

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IBS symptoms can vary between people and it can be a challenging and inconvenient condition to live with.

If you experience symptoms of IBS, it is worth asking your doctor about psychological treatments for IBS, to deal with the potential cause of your physical distress.

But what are the common symptoms of IBS? Let's find out.

You may also be interested in reading about what is IBS.

We use a range of psychological therapies to help calm the stomach, and you could find that IBS just disappears.

Common Symptoms of IBS

IBS is a very generic label, that is used to group various symptoms which are linked chronic (long term) gut upsets.

IBS symptoms can vary between males and females.

The most common IBS symptoms are:

  1. Diarrhea
  2. Abdmoninal pain
  3. Changes in bowel habits
  4. Bloating and gas
  5. Mucus in stools
  6. Urgency to defecate
  7. Fatigue and distrupted sleep
  8. Other psychological symptoms

Keep reading to find out more about the symptoms.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms

Lets look at the Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms in more detail.

1) Diarrhea

This is sometimes more common in males than females, but can impact anyone with IBS.

2) Abdominal Pain and Discomfort

IBS may cause abdominal pain or discomfort.

This pain is often described as crampy and may be relieved by a bowel movement.

The discomfort can occur anywhere in the abdomen but is commonly felt in the lower abdominal region.

3) Changes in Bowel Habits

IBS can cause alterations in bowel habits, leading to irregularities in stool frequency and consistency.

Individuals with IBS may experience constipation, diarrhea, or a combination of both.

These changes may occur over time or vary from day to day.

4) Bloating and Gas

Many people with IBS report feeling bloated, which is often accompanied by increased gas production.

This bloating can contribute to abdominal distension, making individuals with IBS feel physically uncomfortable.

5) Mucus in Stool

The presence of mucus in the stool is another potential symptom of IBS.

While small amounts of mucus are normal in the digestive tract, increased or noticeable amounts may be indicative of an underlying issue, such as IBS.

6) Urgency to Defecate

Individuals with IBS may experience a sudden and intense urgency to have a bowel movement.

This urgency can be accompanied by fear of not reaching the bathroom in time, contributing to heightened stress and anxiety.

7) Fatigue and Disrupted Sleep

Chronic symptoms of IBS can take a toll on a person's overall well-being, leading to fatigue and disrupted sleep patterns.

The physical and emotional impact of living with IBS can contribute to feelings of exhaustion.

8) Psychological Symptoms

IBS is not solely a physical ailment; it can also affect mental health.

Many individuals with IBS report heightened levels of stress, anxiety, or depression, which can exacerbate the severity of their symptoms.

Get Help for IBS Symptoms

Recognizing the symptoms of IBS is the first step toward effective management and improved quality of life.

If you have IBS symptoms, it can be worth consulting a doctor, to check for causes.

However, the cause is often linked to psychological matters, such as social anxiety, stress or pressure.

We use advanced therapies such as APT for IBS and hypnotherapy for IBS to help reprogramme mind and body.

Hypnotherapy has been proven through research as one of the most effective treatments for IBS symptoms.

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More About IBS

We hope you found this article about IBS Symptoms useful.

Find out more about IBS at The IBS Hub.

You might also like to read about APT Treatment for IBS, Hypnotherapy for IBS or IBS Flare Ups.

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