I was diagnosed with IBS when I was in my late twenties. I have had bouts with diarrhea and constipation for 30 years! Some were embarrassing moments when running for a restroom while at Target, and not making it, to always passing gas and spending a lot of time in bathrooms.
I would try to laugh it off, but it really affects everything you do and you start to wonder why you aren’t normal, like everyone else. I didn’t want to take drugs to treat my symptoms. I wanted to find out what was making my bowel and colon irritable.
After going to the IBS Treatment Center it took about 2 weeks and I started to feel I was having normal bowel movements! Thanks to the IBS Treatment Center for your help and for making me feel comfortable when I come in!
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a bowel disorder characterized by diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and chronic abdominal pain. It is fairly common and makes up 20-50% of visits to gastroenterologists.
Although formal diagnosis depends on a very specific set of symptoms, the range of symptoms that occur in patients diagnosed with IBS is fairly wide.
The cause of IBS varies from person to person, which is what makes irritable bowel syndrome and its symptoms so difficult for most doctors to treat.
However, through proper testing it is possible to identify the exact cause or causes of the symptoms and live a life free of digestive problems.
There are several hundred potential causes of IBS. The first step is to speak with an IBS Specialist who can help you determine what is causing your irritable bowel syndrome. Glad you’re feeling better Nancy!