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10 Signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a gut disorder that is characterized by bouts of diarrhea and constipation, bloating or cramps. The main cause of this health issue is the disrupted communication between your brain and gut due to certain foods or stress. It tends to be more common in women and adults, especially those under 50 years old. Since IBS can intervene with daily lives and have many negative effects, early diagnoses are important for proper treatments. Here are the top 10 signs of IBS to notice.


Diarrhea is one of the most common signs if IBS as it affects up to 30% of people with this condition. IBS causes accelerated transit of bowel and results in an immediate, sudden urge to have bowel movements. More specifically, you might experience loose, watery, and frequent stools, which would even contain mucus. For many people, this can be extremely stressful and they might even avoid several social situations because of fear of an unexpected diarrhea onset. The most effective way to deal with this issue is to take prescription drugs. [1]