The exact cause of IBS is still not known. It has been linked to factors like family history of IBS, stress and food passing through your gut too quickly or too slowly. However, there are many ways of treating IBS.

The factors that trigger IBS episodes may vary from one person to another, generally however triggers include:

  • Eating too quickly
  • Skipping meals
  • Eating certain foods such as fatty, spicy or processed meals
  • Changing hormones
  • Stress
  • Taking certain medications

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Nov 04, 2020 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 17, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm