Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder that is also known as IBS. There are four primary classifications of IBS. They are IBS-D, IBS-C, IBS-M, and IBS-U. The classification depends solely upon the symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea if one or both is involved or neither. Typically, some known symptoms include sudden weight loss, blood in the stool, family history, and individuals over 50 years of age. There are treatments to improve an individual’s symptoms but no known cure.
1. Gut-Brain Axis
Gut-Brain Axis is a connection that exists between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system. At times, it can include the gut flora. Gut flora is known as the bacteria count and develops at about 2-2.5 years after birth. Off balancing the gut flora has been known to throw off the digestive system and cause concerns for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.