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Irritable bowel syndrome – a complex chronic functional disorder

Irritable bowel syndrome – a complex chronic functional disorder


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also known as “spastic colon” is a frequent and common condition. Although many people experience digestive problems from time to time throughout life, what differentiates irritable bowel syndrome to other intestinal disorders is that abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation return and repeat periodically. Irritable bowel syndrome affects 15% to 20% of the population.

The main symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain accompanied by changes of normal bowel movements. These may include constipation, diarrhea or alternating constipation – diarrhea. Gas and visibly distended abdomen are also common symptoms. The disease does not cause structural changes of intestinal tissue or other abnormalities of the digestive tract, but the persistent pain and frequent “excursions” to toilet can interfere with normal, day-to-day life.

Doctors do not know the exact causes of IBS. One theory says that the signals between the brain and intestines are somehow interrupted. This lack of “communication” can cause abnormal muscle contractions and intestinal cramps, leading to pain and fluctuations in time / speed in which the digestion take place. Stress can also be a trigger for IBS, or may worsen symptoms. This means that stress is an especially problematic factor for people with IBS and should be avoided.

Anyone can develop irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but the condition is 2 times more common in women than men. Symptoms usually appears in young people, towards the end of the second decade of age. It is unusual for people over 60 years to develop IBS for the first time. IBS sometimes co-exist with depression or anxiety.

Treatment strategy depends on the specific symptoms and individual noticed triggers, however, many patients start by changing their diet. It may be beneficial for them to avoid coffee, alcohol and fried foods and fatty foods. Eating more fiber and drinking larger quantities of water can improve symptoms. There are also relatively specific drug treatments for this syndrome, but only 8% of patients are completely satisfied with the results.

Sun Wave Pharma has recently launched in Romania an innovative therapy, the latest generation for irritable bowel syndrome: Bio-Sun IBS. This is a unique product in Romania, a probiotic that contains a patented strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (called CNCM I-3856 / ibSium) with proven efficacy to relieve pain, abdominal discomfort and to combat bloating in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. With an easy way of administration, one capsule daily, Bio-Sun IBS manages to control IBS symptoms quickly and proved amazing effectiveness in international clinical trials at 96% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

Reducing abdominal pain and bloating occur rapidly, in the first two weeks of administration, and administration should continue until at least one month.