Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Triggers Topic Guide
IBS Triggers (Irritable Bowel Syndrome Triggers and Prevention): Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be managed by avoiding IBS triggers that cause symptom flares. Triggers like diet, stress, anxiety, medications, menstruation, and other triggers can cause IBS-related diarrhea and constipation. Learn what these triggers are and how to prevent IBS-related episodes of diarrhea and constipation.
Diarrhea Diarrhea can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, parasites, intestinal diseases or conditions, reactions to medications, and food intolerance. Symptoms of diarrhea include watery stools, abdominal cramping, fever, and dehydration. Most cases of diarrhea can be treated at home. In some cases (in the elderly, small children, or those with severe or chronic medical conditions) may need to be hospitalized due to dehydration.
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