Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has a few names, such as spastic colon, irritable colon, mucous colitis, and spastic colitis. It differs from irritable bowel syndrome because the symptoms last (at least) three months and occur (at least) three days per month. IBS is a group of intestinal symptoms that usually occur together, and the severity and duration of the symptoms vary from person to person. IBS symptoms aren't always persistent and can resolve only to return. Some people, however, experience ongoing symptoms. If the information we've outlined below sounds too familiar, contact Dr. Martinez at Gastroenterology Services in Oviedo, FL, for irritable bowel syndrome relief.
Signs Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS has more than one cause, which often includes stressful life events, mental health conditions, bacterial infections in the digestive tract, food intolerances, or bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. Genes are also likely to play a role in the condition. Signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are the same among men and women and may last a long time, even years. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, cramps, diarrhea, and gas. In patients with IBS, shared signals between the stomach and brain suffer distortion due to autoimmune changes in your gut. This warping leads to classic abdominal pain and uncoordinated friction in the digestive tract muscles.
Our gastroenterologist may recommend dietary and other lifestyle changes, medications, probiotics, and mental health therapies to treat irritable bowel syndrome in Oviedo, FL. IBS might not be curable, but it doesn't have to control your quality of life. Dr. Martinez can assist in managing your symptoms and develop a treatment plan to help you live as normally as possible. Dr. Martinez can be reached at (407) 478-0882 if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment at Gastroenterology Services in Oviedo, FL, for irritable bowel syndrome relief.