What causes mucus in bowel movements and difficulty in controlling bowel movements?
Here is why; please educate yourself on the trigger factors
Hello ma'am and welcome.
Thank you for writing to us.
I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Well ma'am, your IBS is clearly the cause for your presentation and let me explain why you seem to be having this problem now, more than ever.
Irritable bowel syndrome needs to be well understood, and educating the patient on their condition is one really important task that the doctor who diagnoses them, needs to perform. May be your doctor has failed to do so, so I shall try to step in and provide as much information as possible (P.S. I also have IBS from the past 6 years).
IBS mainly occurs due to exposure to trigger factors, which I am sure you must have at least heard of, but if not, then I shall mention the most common ones for you in a moment. IBS has episodes, and so in most individuals diagnosed with IBS, their symptoms appear and then disappear, and then appear again. This appears due to the exposure to trigger factors, and then the discontinuation of exposure to trigger factors and so on.
Some of the most common ones are:
+All products containing caffeine
+Sugar and all drinks and food containing it
+Certain vegetables like beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, etc.
+Drinks containing taurine
and a few other items as well which can be individual-specific (i.e. they can cause an episode of IBS in one individual, and be completely harmless in another individual who is diagnosed with IBS)
From my experience with IBS, I have been healthy most days, but as soon as I am exposed to a trigger factor I have an episode that lasts about 7-10 days, and also requires my to take a short course of medications for IBS. Yes, there do exist medication for IBS, but they are habit forming and being a doctor myself, I really do not like taking them or prescribing them unless completely necessary.
So please educate yourself on the trigger factors ma'am, and please do avoid them. I assure you, with a diet controlled completely by you, there should be no issues at all. Please feel free to write to me anytime, I am always here to help; and also please forgive me if this response became a little too lengthy, I was just trying to be thorough.
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