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Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The causes of irritable bowel syndrome are not well understood. Some factors may include GI tract motility problems, altered brain-gut signals, altered bacterial concentrations in the gut, food sensitivity, or genetics. Recent illness or infection can also cause IBS symptoms to develop and linger.

Severity of IBS Symptoms

Severity of symptoms from IBS can vary from mild and occasionally troublesome to severe and life-altering. The main goal of treatment for IBS is to manage symptoms to achieve the least disruption possible to lifestyle and mental well-being, while helping patients maintain a healthy, symptom-reducing diet.

The Granite Peaks GI specialists can discuss new developments in treatments for IBS symptoms, helping patients achieve a more normal lifestyle with less worrying about painful, embarrassing symptoms.