Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Hospital Gastroenterology Specialist Prof. Dr. Aytaç Atamer gave information about the disease by explaining the factors that play a role in the development of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and the precautions to be taken. Experts point out that IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome among the people, occurs with symptoms such as pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation, and draws attention to the fact that the incidence of the disease increases with age. Saying that various factors play a role in the development of IBS, Gastroenterology Specialist Prof. Dr. Aytaç Atamer emphasized that its treatment is a chronic disease that needs to be managed in the long term.
More common in women than men
Gastroenterology Specialist Prof. said that IBS, which is a common disorder that affects the digestive system, has symptoms such as abdominal cramps, pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation, or both diarrhea and constipation. Dr. Aytaç Atamer, “IBS is seen in all races and in both genders. It is 2 to 3 times more common in women than in men, and the incidence of the disease increases with age. he said.
Decreased number of beneficial bacteria can cause IBS
Stating that the exact cause of the disease has not been determined yet, Atamer said, “However, there are various factors that are thought to have a role in its development. Some of them; It can be said that there are abnormal contractions in the intestinal muscles, abnormalities related to the nervous system, severe infection, inflammation in the intestines, dysbiosis, that is, a decrease in the number of beneficial bacteria in the intestines. said.
Affects quality of life negatively
Mentioning that IBS negatively affects our daily life and quality of life, Gastroenterology Specialist Prof. Dr. Aytaç Atamer said, “Especially severe abdominal pain causes an uncomfortable situation in our lives. It also causes intense stress by appearing as diarrhea, flatulence or constipation. Therefore, it is necessary to take precautions before it turns into a chronic disease.” made a statement.
A chronic condition whose treatment must be managed long-term
Underlining that the treatment of IBS is a chronic disorder that needs to be managed in the long term, Atamer said, “In most patients, symptoms can be controlled by making diet and lifestyle changes, and also by managing stress. More severe complaints require medication. With the intake of friendly bacteria, the digestive system can be balanced. Friendly bacteria can be taken by consuming certain foods or by taking probiotic supplements with the approval of a doctor. Thus, the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be alleviated.” he concluded his speech.