What is the cause of my IBS?

Cause of IBS

FOR OUR MEMBERS. To obtain more information on 'Is it all in my mind', 'Is it due to an infection', and 'Is it due to an allergy',  or any other causes, login or register to join The IBS Network, and scroll down.    

There is no specific cause for IBS.

But the most common risk factors are:  

  • An attack of Gastroenteritis.

  • A traumatic or upsetting event.

  • Courses of antibiotics.

All of these seem to reset the gut to a state of excitation:

  • stimulating the gut immune system.

  • Inducing a mild inflammation.

  • Depleting the colonic bacteria.

  • Making the gut sensitive.

Most people with IBS have a sensitive gut

In a sensitive gut, symptoms can be triggered by:

  • Diet.

  • Stress or life change.

To Read More Join today to access Members' Exclusive Content
Join Login Donate