Basically, irritable bowel syndrome and its symptoms manifest themselves differently in each individual. In addition, they are easily confused with the signs of other diseases - so if you suffer from new digestive problems, you should always have your symptoms checked by a doctor
. However, there are some typical indications that the predominant symptoms are those of irritable bowel syndrome.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional disease with chronic course
. This means that the symptoms usually persist for at least three months. Many patients are accompanied by their nervous intestines for the rest of their lives. It is typical, however, that the intensity of the symptoms fluctuates: Often weeks and months go by almost symptom-free until the irritable bowel becomes noticeable again. In particular stress and psychological stress are regarded as catalysts
for the complaints.
This is also supported by the fact that many patients only have to struggle with symptoms such as diarrhoea or abdominal pain when awake - in contrast, the intestines can calm down during sleep. This is due to the so-called microbial gut-brain axis
: The central nervous system, the intestinal nervous system and the intestinal flora are related to one another and influence each other.
For example, the symptoms can be triggered by an unbalanced intestinal flora. A stool examination in the laboratory
can give an indication of this. Using INTEST.pro
you can perform this test comfortably at home and then send in your stool sample by mail.