Functional disorders can be defined as the health conditions in the GI or Gastrointestinal tract. They happen to be the most common issues that affect the GI tract (including both rectum and colon). IBS or Irritable Bowel syndrome and constipation are two common examples.
What can cause a functional GI Issue?
Several factors can upset a GI tract & its motility:-
Constipation – Let’s discuss
Constipation makes it tough to have bowel movements or passing stool, they are not frequent (i.e. less than 3 times in a week) or incomplete. Constipation is generally caused by an inadequate ‘roughage’ or the fiber in the diet, or disruption of regular routine or a diet.
Constipation leads an individual to strain in during bowel movement. It can lead to small and hard stools & sometimes anal issues i.e. fissures & hemorrhoids. Constipation is rarely a sign of the more serious medical condition.
IBS or Irritable bowel syndrome – Let’s discuss
Irritable bowel syndrome is also known as spastic colon, nervous stomach or irritable colon. It is a condition wherein which our colon muscle contracts more often than in individuals with no IBS. Certain medicines, foods & emotional stress are some factors which could trigger an IBS.
Symptoms of IBS are:-