Irritable Bowel Syndrome Ruby A Reeves Human Anatomy 4th block
What causes it Researchers has not yet discover any specific cause for IBS. The theory is that people who suffer from IBS have a colon or larger intestine that is very sensitive and reactive to certain foods and stress.
How is it transmitted and communicable? IBS can not be transmitted, it is diagnosed by its signs and symptoms and by the absence of other diseases. IBS is not communicable , it has to be diagnosed or the person has to be diagnosed with it.
Who gets it? IBS is mostly predisposed by women more often than men. IBS does not affect a current types of groups or race.
Etiology &Incubation period IBS is not a disease, it is a functional disorder, meaning that the bowel doesn’t work and function correctly. The incubation period of IBS are when most women have their period.
Signs & Symptoms IBS symptoms can range from mild to severe pain. Symptoms may include abdominal pain that comes and goes. Some patients might have chronic and frequent constipation, usually accompanied by pain and chronic and frequent diarrhea, usually accompanied by pain.
Diagnoses Your doctor can diagnose IBS with few or no tests, which includes blood and stool test. Sometimes the tests usually reveal no problems. Some experts recommend a lactose-free diet for 2 weeks to evaluate for possible lactase deficiency. If symptoms begin later in life, some patients may need an endoscopy.
Acute & Chronic? IBS can be acute and chronic depending how bad of symptoms you have. In some cases, people who has IBS can become immunes to this disease.
How is the body affect & what part of the body ? The body is affected by IBS because it interacts with the immune system, which fights infection.IBS can also weaken the Immune system to work correctly.
Can it be prevented? IBS can not be prevented. This is because the cause of this disorder is yet not known. However IBS can be effectively treated, by alleviating its symptoms.
Course of treatment? IBS treatments may include ant-diarrheal medications for those whose main symptom is diarrhea, low-dose antidepressants to help relieve intestinal pain and medications to stimulate bowel movements for those with constipation. Also a change in your diet may also help out a lot.
Is it Terminal? There is not a set course of treatment for IBS. The good news is that most sufferers do find something that helps them, whether it’s a special diet, or a particular medicine, or a supplement, or a combination of several different things.
Worked Citied http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs/ http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/DS00106 http://www.webmd.com/ibs/default.htm