What Are the Causes of IBS?

Q:
What are the causes of IBS?

A:
The exact causes of IBS are not clear. But the following factors may paly a role:

  • Severe infection.
  • Changes in bacteria in the gut (microflora).
  • Inflammation in the intestines.
  • Nervous system.
  • Muscle contractions in the intestine.
  • Food.
  • Stress.
  • Hormones.

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