“Sometimes I don’t have a bowel movement for days, then after that I have diarrhoea.” “I feel that I don’t have control over my bowels and I often experience pain.”
This or a similar experience is what people report with regard to their irregular bowel movements when suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
These various symptoms show that the bowels have lost their normal, regular functioning. Phases of constipation, diarrhoea and completely regular bowel movements take turns. After a bowel movement, the unpleasant symptoms decrease.
One of the causes is abnormal intestinal flora in the small intestines that often appears after taking antibiotics. Psychological burdens can also cause irritable bowel syndrome.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on irritable bowel syndrome?