What is a Major Cause of IBS?

What is a Major Cause of IBS?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. While the exact cause of IBS is still not clear, researchers have identified several factors that can lead to its development.

Here we’ll delve into the major cause of IBS and explore how it can impact digestive health.

What is a Major Cause of IBS?

Gut Sensitivity:

One of the primary causes of IBS is believed to be heightened sensitivity in the gastrointestinal tract. People with IBS may have a more sensitive gut, meaning they are more likely to experience discomfort or pain in response to certain foods, stress, or changes in bowel habits.

Abnormal Gut Motility:

Another major factor contributing to IBS is abnormal gut motility or how the muscles in the digestive tract contract and relax to move food through the intestines. In some cases of IBS, these contractions may be too strong or too weak, leading to symptoms such as diarrhoea or constipation.

Intestinal Inflammation:

Inflammation in the intestines is also thought to play a role in the development of IBS. Chronic inflammation can disrupt normal digestive processes and contribute to symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, and altered bowel habits.

Imbalance in Gut Microbiota:

The gut microbiota, or the community of bacteria and other microorganisms that inhabit the intestines, play a crucial role in digestive health. Imbalances in gut bacteria, known as dysbiosis, have been implicated in the development of IBS. Disruptions in the delicate balance of gut flora can lead to digestive symptoms and inflammation.

Food Intolerances and Sensitivities:

Certain foods and dietary components may trigger or exacerbate symptoms of IBS in susceptible individuals. Common culprits include gluten, dairy, FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols), and artificial sweeteners. Identifying and avoiding trigger foods can help manage symptoms of IBS.


In case you are also suffering from IBS or Irritable Bowl Syndrome it is better to consult a doctors. The neglecting of the symptoms can lead to a more devastating situation that can turn out to be more hazardous over time.

Dr. Amit Agarwal
Director & Gastroenterologist Consultant
Agarwal Gastrocare Center Indore

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