Symptoms

Among the common symptoms of IBS belong:

abdominal pain or cramps
constipation or diarrhea (can be both)
bloating and gas

What more should one know about IBS symptoms?

Alcohol and its effects on digestive tract

For many, alcoholic beverages are an obvious part of any celebration such as birthdays, New Year, or Christmas. However, those who struggle with an upset stomach are often advised to evaluate their alcohol consumption, as alcohol and the stomach are not considered an...

Bloating and IBS: 8 tips on how to get rid of bloated stomach

Bloating and abdominal swelling are very common symptoms of IBS. Bloating can often worsen during the day to the point that some people look pregnant and must wear stretchy clothes to get through the day. For others, it may be the feeling of being bloated that is the...

IBS Awareness Month: Facts everyone should know

Did you know that April was in 1997 designated IBS Awareness month by the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)? The purpose is to not only raise awareness about the disorder but to also show people suffering from IBS that they are not alone....

Why is IBS more common in women?

Although many gastrointestinal and mental health disorders seem to affect primarily women, the research into the reasons why is more or less vague. Women's pain and other symptoms are often overlooked or considered exaggerated by their relatives and medical...

Do antibiotics cause IBS?

The discovery of antibiotics in the 1920s was a great milestone in medicine saving the lives of billions of people suffering from a variety of bacterial diseases. Unfortunately, it's become a common practice nowadays to overuse antibiotics even in instances when they...

Which type of IBS do you have?

IBS symptoms and their severity vary greatly among different individuals. It is therefore important to know that there are different types of IBS in which patients are grouped according to their symptoms. How to know which type of IBS do you have? Bristol Stool Form...

Alcohol and STOMACH: How is the stomach affected by alcohol?

Many people who want to fix their disturbed and stressed stomachs are advised to also review their alcohol consumption. The stomach and alcohol do not go well together and alcohol consumption is considered to have a negative effect on the symptoms of IBS. A reduction...

About Diarrhoea and Disorders of a “Loose Stomach”

Diarrhoea, loose stomach, vomiting, flatulence, loose stools, or tourist stomach. Whatever you call it, diarrhea is probably something we have all experienced at some point but which we do not like to talk about. Diarrhoea can be very disabling and if the diarrhea is...

Emergency Diarrhea: Help! my stomach crashes.

Question: "Hey, Lena! I often get acute diarrhea and my stomach becomes dysfunctional after almost every meal, which stresses me a lot every time I plan to eat with others. If I am on my own, I feel like I can handle it, as long as I know where the nearest toilet is....

Training and IBS: Avoid stomach problems

Do exercise and IBS go together? The importance of exercise is a widely known fact and is not something new. By exercising, one could clear the mind and straight after, it often feels as if the body gained new energy. The gastrointestinal tract also benefits from...
Alcohol and its effects on digestive tract

Alcohol and its effects on digestive tract

For many, alcoholic beverages are an obvious part of any celebration such as birthdays, New Year, or Christmas. However, those who struggle with an upset stomach are often advised to evaluate their...

read more
Why is IBS more common in women?

Why is IBS more common in women?

Although many gastrointestinal and mental health disorders seem to affect primarily women, the research into the reasons why is more or less vague. Women's pain and other symptoms are often...

read more
Do antibiotics cause IBS?

Do antibiotics cause IBS?

The discovery of antibiotics in the 1920s was a great milestone in medicine saving the lives of billions of people suffering from a variety of bacterial diseases. Unfortunately, it's become a common...

read more
Which type of IBS do you have?

Which type of IBS do you have?

IBS symptoms and their severity vary greatly among different individuals. It is therefore important to know that there are different types of IBS in which patients are grouped according to their...

read more