Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms in Men

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a common diagnosed disorder of the digestive system. Conventional medicine doesn’t know the cause of IBS and can only be diagnosed focusing on its symptoms, which are abdominal bloating, discomfort, cramping, and pain, alternating diarrhea and constipation and gas issues. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and the doctor can’t determine anything anatomical being wrong and malformed, you are most likely suffering from IBS. Pharmaceutical industry is working hard on finding a proper treatment for this which will at least reduce the intensity of the symptoms, but there are no specific medicines available yet. Common advices recommended for patients suffering from this are to eat more fibers, fruits and vegetables, which gives low results.

Even though there are no physical deformations to be found causing IBS, there is a whole list of researches which are showing what may be the cause of this disorder. However, modern medicine is focused on treating symptoms of the disease with medicine other than looking for the sources of the illness, making the results of scientific researches in the industry invalid. However, reasons for ibs symptoms in men definitely do exist and there is treatment to be formed – as long as you are irritating your irritable bowels with food, it simply can’t heal on its own.

Removal of Foods Which Irritate

One of the biggest issues of modern foods is an excessive amount of omega-6 fat acids being implemented, over sunflower oil; margarines and other industrialized food items as well as a low intake of omega-3 fat acids. This misbalance can lead to inflammatory conditions, especially in tissues where there already is a damage or irritation, same as with the IBS.

Because of this it is very important to change your diet and remove any foods that contain a lot of omega-6 fat acids. It’s also necessary to watch out for nuts because these also contain quite a bit of omega-6 fat acids, but nowhere near as some of the previously mentioned items.


Stress has a significant effect on efficiency of your bowels. Take your time while you eat, sit down and enjoy your meal for a while. Find the time in your day for yourself to think, relax and be grateful for everything good you have in your life. A positive state of mind is extremely important for a regular digestion and good health. Make sure to sleep for at least 8 hours and try to always go to sleep before 11 pm.

Also, it takes time for this issue to heal. It may take a couple of months – even a couple of years for it to completely heal, which depends mostly on how long your IBS went untreated. The first goal is to control the symptom so that you are able to live your life at a normal rate, which will be a quick success if you learn how to maintain discipline with what you are eating. If you don’t stick with your new routine, you will return back to your start point.

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Rani Vyas

Rani Vyas

I'm a Medical Consultant Doctor with a keen interest in Medical bioinformatics and genuinely intriguing way of presenting boring medical knowledge in an enchanting and eye catching way.

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