What is the cause of my IBS?

Cause of IBS

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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 powerful 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.

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