Complications From IBS

The presence of blood or mucus in a person's stool is just one of the complications from IBS. IBS can cause severe diarrhea possibly leading to dehydration. Conversely, IBS induced constipation may result in the stool becoming so backed up and hard that it can't be pushed out leading to an impacted bowel. An impacted bowel can cause headaches nausea and vomiting.

Intolerance To Certain Foods

Complications from IBS can also include intolerance to certain foods. Food intolerance can, in turn, lead to malnutrition. IBS suffers may also experience bladder issues, inflamed hemorrhoids and IBS can complicate pregnancy.

How these factors can affect daily life boils down to the uncertainties of IBS. There is no way of knowing when where or how IBS will act-up. A distraction that may impede the ability to work and enjoy life. Frequent doctors’ visits can cause lost work and lost income.

IBS sufferers sometimes experience bouts of anxiety and depression. A consequence of the aforementioned uncertainties of IBS and the feeling that IBS has taken away any control they had over their life.

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS is a disorder that affects the large intestine. People with IBS can experience cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. This can be a chronic condition that may need treatment long term. Even though many people deal with IBS, there’s only a small number of them that experience severe symptoms.

Patients with mild symptoms can usually manage them by making changes in their diet, watching their stress levels, exercise, drink plenty of liquids and make sure they are getting the right amount of sleep. However, if the patient has moderate to severe symptoms medication is often advised. But with medication there can be side effects which can add to the problem.