Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that has four primary classifications: IBS-D, IBS-C, IBS-M, and IBS-U. The classification depends solely upon symptoms such as constipation and diarrhea. And whether or not one, both, or none of these symptoms are present. Though some treatments can improve an individual’s symptoms, there is no definitive cure.

1. Gut-Brain Axis

The gut-brain axis is a connection that exists between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system. This can include gut flora. Off-balanced gut flora has been known to throw off the digestive system and cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome.