If you have some of these symptoms you may have Irritable Bowel Disease
Around one in five Australians experiences the unpleasant symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) at some time.
These include abdominal pain, mucus in the stools, and alternating diarrhoea and constipation. Other terms for
irritable bowel syndrome include ‘spastic colon’ and ‘irritable colon’. It seems that people with IBS have sensitive bowels that are easily ‘upset’. More women than men are prone to IBS, and symptoms tend to first occur in early adulthood.
The cause is unknown, but environmental factors such as changes of routine, emotional stress, infection and
diet can trigger an attack. Research has shown that the neurotransmitter serotonin may be important in the symptoms
of IBS, by altering the function of nerve cells in the bowel and causing changes in pain sensation and bowel function.
Irritable bowel syndrome doesn’t cause lasting damage and doesn’t contribute to the development of serious bowel
conditions, such as cancer or colitis.
The underlying cause of irritable bowel syndrome is still unknown, but certain factors such as infection, food
intolerance, poor diet, medication and emotional stress have been found to ‘trigger’ attacks in susceptible people.
Essential oils help as they are anti-inflammatory and they also relax the bowel due to their antispasmodic
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