Irritable Bowel Syndrome presents as diarrhea or constipation. It may or may not be accompanied by abdominal pain. Stools may be loose, soft or hard. Patient suffering from IBS have also been noticed to have Anxiety, mental stress and weakness. 

Sign and symptoms:

  • Increased number of stools
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal distention
  • Feeling of incomplete evacuation of stool
  • Loss of appetite

Sign and symptoms and their intensity can vary in different patients. Symptoms can vary from patient to patient.  The complaint can worsen in different situations like:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Antibiotics use
  • Any particular food intolerance

Frequently asked questions

Is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease) one and the same thing:

IBS and IBD are not same. IBS is more of a functional disorder in which patient might have diarrhea, constipation, distended abdomen, pain abdomen or incomplete evacuation of bowels. Whereas in IBD patient may have diarrhea, pain abdomen, rectal bleeding, weight loss etc. IBD commonly can be Ulcerative Colitis or Chrohn’s Disease. Irritable Bowel Disease may cause ulceration in digestive tract.  

What are the things that can trigger IBS:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Antibiotics use
  • Any particular food intolerance

Which tests will diagnose IBS:

          IBS is generally diagnosed by ruling out other gastric disorders with similar symptoms. Doctor might do tests like USG, X Ray, CT scan and other blood or stool tests for the same. Diagnosis is generally based on symptoms.

Is IBS Curable?

Homeopathy can cure IBS. However duration of treatment may vary from patient to patient depending upon severity of disease, Dietary habits, comorbid conditions of patient  and patient response to treatment. 

Clinical Observation:

I have observed that IBS is triggered further by fatty diet, food/ diet that is too Spicy/ peppery. On mental level it is observed that any stress / fears and anxieties can trigger IBS.  


There are many medicines for IBS like Pulsatilla, Arsenic Alb, Sulphur, Nux-vom, Lycopodium, Bryonia etc., but IBS being chronic Syndrome no homeopathic medicine should be taken without consulting doctor. Please consult Homeopathic doctor to get rid of IBS.


Homoeopathy is a system of medicine that was started by Dr Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. It is based on doctrine of Similia Simlibus Curentur which means Like Cures Like.

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