Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disease and the presentation varies from case to case. The duration, severity and type of symptoms are all individual-specific.
In some cases, the symptoms may be mild and persistent at all times. In other cases, the symptoms may come up only during times of stress and then disappear completely. There are also cases in which the condition appears suddenly without any warning at all and follows a random pattern. Some people are affected so severely by irritable bowel syndrome that it may be difficult for them to continue with their daily activities, attend social functions or travel.
Some of the common symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are described here:
Apart from symptoms pertaining to the digestive tract, the patient may also experience other general symptoms such as:
Some of the symptoms to watch out for (these are not symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and must be reported to the treating physician if detected):
Most of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) respond well to homeopathic treatment since homeopathy provides safe, gentle and effective solution to this problem.