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10 Signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Even though it seems to be counterintuitive, people with IBS can also experience constipation in addition to diarrhea. Indeed, it is affecting up to 50% of patients. Altered communication between your bowel and brain might slow down or speed up the usual transit time of your stools. When it slows, your bowel will absorb more water from stools and make it harder to pass. Constipation is basically defined when you have fewer than 2 bowel movements each week. It can also include abdominal pain which eases with your bowel movements. Some common solutions include probiotics, soluble fiber, water, or exercises. [2]