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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Acronymically known as IBS or sometimes referred to as spastic colon, has evolved over time, in its somewhat loose clinical description. For a long period of time, there was no name for the malady. Because of its difficult diagnosis, physicians for a long time were reluctant to acknowledge that it even existed. But as more and more patients were discovered to be suffering from the same types of undiagnosisable symptoms, there formed a general consensus of possibly a new syndrome, condition or disease. Today it is one of the more common disorders diagnosed by doctors. Sadly, because of its symptomology being so closely related to several other chronic disorders, it is often misdiagnosed.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, most generally is classified as a "functional" disorder. A functional disorder is defined as, or in reference to any disorder where impairment occurs but with no evidence of physical disease. More directly it characterizes a disorder or disease that generally can not be diagnosed in traditional ways such as an inflammatory, infectious, or structural abnormality that can be detected by tests currently in use by medical professionals.

A Break Down of the Term Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

 Let’s discuss for a moment the term Irritable Bowel Syndrome. First there is “Irritable Bowel”. By definition, “Irritable” means easily exasperated or excited, and or responsive to stimuli. The literal does not make a distinction as to positive or negative with this definition. “Bowel” refers to intestines or gut, and colon (medical definition in this case). And lastly “Syndrome” which refers to 1: a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality. 2: a set of concurrent things (as emotions or actions) that usually form an identifiable pattern

The problem, if one deals with the literal breakdown definition or if you refer to strict medical definitions, is that there is really no cut and dried set of symptoms or characteristics for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Although the list of possible symptoms is quite lengthy by which sufferers my be afflicted, there is no fixed set of symptoms. Symptoms may vary greatly from one individual to another. And effects of symptoms from one person to the next can very greatly as well, from mild to debilitating.

 

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