Different IBS sufferers have different IBS triggers. The same triggers may not spark IBS symptoms each time, like diarrhea, constipation, bloating. Triggers somehow lead to a series of events in the digestive tract which leads to IBS symptoms.
The underlying reasons for IBS isn’t completely understood. However, IBS is mostly likely caused by various factors, including environmental and psychological, that might work independently or in combination.
To better understand your IBS, it is a good idea to write down as much information about your health history. You should also use a symptom journal to keep a record of each and every IBS episode. Write down what you were doing or eating before each episode. This information will help your health care provider give you the best advice on preventing IBS symptoms.
Written by: Truc Thanh | Last reviewed: June 2016.