IBS means Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is a condition due to chronic gastrointestinal abnormality. The condition is not at all a good sign, although it is not a disease, only symptom. The common symptoms are gassiness, bloating, abnormal pain or cramping and many a times it is alerted bowel habits. It is neither a cancerous, nor an inherited nor a contagious body condition. Mostly the women before attaining 35 years of their age are the victims, if compared with the men in this same age. The syndrome has other names like ‘spastic colon’, ‘mucous colitis’, ‘functional bowl disease’ etc. Having said this, it should not be mistaken that any ‘colitis’ has the different conditionality, which is named as IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease).
Why we must know the anatomy of our digestive system?
Those who ignore some needs of our body must be educated in this matter. Whenever we take any food, our digestive system breaks down the food of any type into some smaller pieces. The breaking down of our food in smaller pieces is required for our body system. Our body system uses them for building and nourishing our cells so that the cells can provide energy needed for us. This digestive process is a very important one that involves mixing of our food, passing the food through the digestive tract while breaking the chemicals from the larger molecules to convert into smaller ones. This means each and every food article we intake needs to be broken down as nutrients for our body to absorb it. Since the process needs time we are to be careful that the entire system goes smoothly with proper lubrication that passes 30 feet of its path from our mouth to our anal. The more we are educated the less will be the numbers of treatment of .
Causes & concerns that necessitate treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
If we do not desist ourselves from taking Refined foods such as chips and cookies, High-protein diets, Refined breads and cereals, Drinks such as carbonated drinks, coffee, and alcohol, we can not get relief from this troubles. There are few data to know how to maintain HRQOL (health related quality of life) for those who suffer from IBS. Many comparative studies have been done. The findings are very disturbing such as loss of energy, fatigue, body pain, different health problems and suffering from general health perceptions. Here is a caution for the people of USA regarding treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.
Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and USA
It is a cause of concern that US has over 4 million people with common gastrointestinal complaints. This shows that many Americans suffer from frequent constipations. If the number is an indicator, almost 2.5 million people seek medical help in this conditionality in every year. Most of the victims are women; some of the other patients are aged as much as 65 and above. Among the women, the pregnant women count is more due to the surgery or post natal stages. It will be not suffice to say that older people are five times more in number in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome than the other age groups.