The exact cause of
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) isn't known. But
health experts believe that faulty communication between the brain and the
intestinal tract is one cause of symptoms. In some people, this
miscommunication causes abnormal muscle contractions or spasms, which often
cause cramping pain. The spasms may speed the passage of stool, causing
diarrhea. Or they may slow it down, causing constipation or bloating.
Many people who have IBS seem to have unusually sensitive intestines. It isn't known why their intestines are more likely to react strongly to the
elements that contribute to IBS. People who have IBS may start having symptoms
because of one or more factors, including:
It is possible that the main title of the report Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.