Irritable Colon In Details

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a symptom-based diagnosis. It is characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits. Diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate

Factors that determine the occurrence of Irritable Colon (nervous stomach) are different:

Infections of digestive tract

Around 15% of the patients will develop chronic Irritable Colon.

Larger than normal amount of bacteria in small intestine

It’s not the main reason of irritable colon, but at 50% of patients who suffer from the symptoms of Irritable Colon, there is a big level of bacteria in small intestine.

Psychological Factors and Stress

Probably the most important cause of Irritable Colon is stress. It occurs at patients who have visceral hypertension and disorder of intestinal barrier. Nervousness, anxiety and uncertainty often lead to cramps, flatulence and gases and irregular bowel discharge. Digestive system is innervated with more than 100 million neurons, which structure resembles the brain cells. Those same neural transmitters that exist in the brain (serotonin, dopamine) are present in the digestive tract as well! Because of this, problems of Irritable Colon occur during the period of stress or after emotional tension.

Gases, flatulence, pain and cramps in the stomach, bowel growling and infrequent stools are well known problems that lead us to conclusion that person is suffering from nervous stomach.

  • Gases (this occurs in 59% of the cases)
  • Stomach pain and cramps (48% of the cases)
  • Flatulence (47%)
  • Frequency disorder of bowel discharge
    (constipation 35% , diarrhea 28 % or combination)

Rome III criteria are currently the standard criteria for diagnosing the nervous stomach:

Based on the main symptoms we’ve identified three types of of Irritable Colon:

  • Irritable colon – Diarrhea
  • Irritable colon – Constipation
  • Irritable colon – Diarrhea and constipation

Despite all the symptoms, numerous patients pass all the tests as perfectly healthy.

Flobian regulates the problem of irritable colon / nervous stomach because it soothes and removes all of it’s symptoms:

  • Eliminates the gases
  • Removes stomach pains and cramps
  • Reduces flatulence
  • Regulates the bowel discharge