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What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Published date: October 30, 2013 | Modified date:
by Dr Stephen Wangen

DigestiveSystemThe cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) varies from person to person, which is what makes IBS and the symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and chronic abdominal pain so difficult for most doctors to treat.

However, through proper testing (and follow up treatment) you will be able to identify the exact cause or causes of your symptoms and live a life free of digestive problems.

There are several hundred potential causes of IBS, but most cases result from issues that fit into two major categories:

  • Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • Microbial Issues  – including infections, bacterial imbalances, yeast, and parasites

There are other issues as well and since every patient is different it is essential to understand what is causing the IBS symptoms if you want to find an appropriate and ultimately successful treatment.

Since the causes of IBS vary so much from person to person, your treatment should be specific to your needs. Contact our office directly with any questions – email or call 1-888-546-6283 (toll-free in the U.S.)