Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms, Causes And Testing Techniques

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms list.

• Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Alternating constipation and diarrhea
• Spastic colon
• Mucus colitis
• Mucus in stools
• Gastric colitis
• Abdominal pain and cramping, usually either relieved by going to the bathroom or brought on by it
• Flatulence and abdominal rumblings
• Nausea
• Headache
• Intolerance to certain foods
• Fatigue
• Gurgling and rumbling of the abdomen
• Burping
• Heartburn
• Occasional vomiting
• Unpleasant taste in the mouth
• Feeling full easily
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Mental “fog”
• Frequent urination
• Painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
• Painful periods
• Irritation of the rectum
• Insomnia

Although irritable bowel syndrome is now the standard term, there are many other names for this group of symptoms, including:

• Spastic colon
• Mucus colitis
• Gastric colitis
• Nervous indigestion
• Intestinal neurosis

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Root Causes

• A diet that’s high in refined, man-made foods and sugars and low in fiber
• Food allergies or sensitivities
• Candida overgrowth, parasite infection, and dysbiosis
• Poor stress-coping mechanisms
• Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

Testing Techniques

The following tests help assess possible reasons for irritable bowel syndrome:

Hormone testing (thyroid, DHEA, cortisol, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone)—saliva, blood, or urine
Intestinal permeability—urine
Detoxification profile—urine
Digestive function and microbe/parasite/fungal testing—stool analysis
Food and environmental allergies/sensitivities—blood, electrodermal
Breath test for small intestine bacterial overgrowth


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms: Flatulence and abdominal rumblings!