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Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Causes

A variety of factors cause IBS, some of which are listed below:

  • Stress: Stress is linked to IBS and can also make it worse. IBS gets aggravate when one is anxious, such as before a presentation, an important meeting or before a test or exam.
  • Foods: Certain foods such as chocolates, oily and heavy foods, and spicy foods can aggravate the symptoms of IBS.
  • Alcohol: Regular intake of alcohol could increase IBS.
  • Lifestyle: Erratic eating patterns, too much travelling, and frequent consumption of outside food can increase the symptoms of IBS.
  • Intestinal functioning: If you have IBS, your intestinal contractions may be stronger and last longer than normal, causing gas, bloating and diarrhoea. Weak intestinal contractions could cause constipation.