Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, or spastic colon) is a symptom-based diagnosis characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits. As a functional bowel disorder, IBS has no known organic cause. Diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate. Historically a diagnosis of exclusion, a diagnosis of IBS can now be made on the basis of symptoms alone, in the absence of alarm features such as age of onset greater than 50 years, weight loss, gross hematochezia, systemic signs of infection or colitis, or family history of inflammatory bowel disease. Onset of IBS is more likely to occur after an infection a stressful life event, or onset of maturity
IBS Signs and Symptoms
The primary symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or discomfort in association with frequent diarrhea or constipation and a change in bowel habits. There may also be urgency for bowel movements, a feeling of incomplete evacuation , bloating, or abdominal distension. In some cases, the symptoms are relieved by bowel movements, People with IBS, more commonly than others, have gastroesophageal reflux, symptoms relating to the genitourinary system, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, headache, backache and psychiatric symptoms such as depression and anxiety. Some studies indicate that up to 60% of persons with IBS also have a psychological disorder, typically anxiety or depression.
IBS is a problem among children now a day, more and more youngsters have digestive problems, when your children have IBS it’s a challenge for parents to make healthy choices at mealtimes and also to find the best alternative to medicine products to help with the disease.
If your children present IBS symptoms here are some recopies, some of the recepies are mixed with one of the best probiotics for children on the market – VSL#3® JUNIOR.
1. Maple Pink Lemonade: It won’t be hard to introduce VSL#3 JUNIOR into your child’s diet by mixing it into this tart-sweet thirst quencher drink with freshly-squeezed lemon juice, pure maple syrup, raspberries (fresh or frozen), ice and mint leaves. The pleasant tasting, watermelon-flavored, high-potency probiotic medical food, is clinically proven to reduce discomfort and bloating of IBS in children.
2. Baby Spinach Quesadillas: This is an IBS-friendly version of a perennial favorite because it uses corn tortillas instead of wheat to complete this classic with a twist that’s still downright delicious.
3. Macaroni and Cheese: Mac n’ cheese is a classic comfort food straight from mom’s oven and making it IBS-friendly is easy by using lactose-free milk, cheddar cheese and corn macaroni instead of wheat.
VSL#3® JUNIOR is a probiotic medical food for children ages 2 to 12, for the dietary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Ulcerative Colitis. VSL#3 JUNIOR consists of 8 strains of live freeze-dried lactic acid bacteria. Each packet contains 225 billion live probiotic bacteria and is supplied in a box containing 30 packets. VSL#3 mixes easily in water and has a natural watermelon flavor. Ingredients: VSL#3 JUNIOR contains one strain of Streptococcus thermophilus, three strains of Bifidobacteria and four strains of Lactobacilli in defined ratios. Inactive ingredients: Maltose, watermelon flavoring, rebiana (stevia) and silicon dioxide.
VSL#3 is one of the best supplements for IBS