What are the Rome criteria and how does it relate to IBS?

The Rome Criteria is a set of guidelines that outline symptoms and apply parameters such as frequency and duration to diagnose IBS. For this reason, in 1988,…

Are there different kinds of IBS?

It has been classified into four main types depending on whether diarrhea is common, constipation is common, both are common, or neither occurs very often (IBS-D, IBS-C,…

What diagnostic procedures are typically performed with IBS?

The exact cause of IBS is unknown. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means that other diseases and infections must be ruled out before it can…

What is the difference between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

IBD and IBS are two illnesses that can affect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Both can cause abdominal pain and changes in bowel movements. However, they are not…

role of gut bacteria

Role of gut bacteria and the immune system

The role of Gut Bacteria and the Immune System The role of gut bacteria is to help normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and any imbalance can…

causes of ibs

What are the causes of IBS?

The exact causes of IBS are unknown. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means that other diseases and infections must be ruled out before it can…

irritable bowel syndrome

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms that cause digestive, abdominal discomfort and/or changes in the pattern of bowel movements without any evidence of underlying…