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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Dientamoeba Fragilis

by chemist.

Diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder which is characterised by diarrhoea, cramping, sub-umbilical discomfort, symptom improvement on defecation and, at times, aggravation on defecation, flatulence, 'explosive' stools and systemic symptoms such as tiredness, nausea and occasional bloating. By definition, diarrhoea-predominant IBS is chronic, has no detectable organic cause and can fluctuate in severity. It can be exacerbated by certain foods, stress or miscellaneous factors and improved by various maneuvers including restrictive dieting, medications, travel and other factors differing from person to person.