Answers to Common Digestive Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about digestive health.

How or why does a person develop irritable bowel syndrome?

It is not completely understood how or why a person develops irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Some possible factors that could lead to IBS, according to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders(IFFGD), include genetics or someone’s medical history, including certain infections or trauma.

For more information about how a person develops irritable bowel syndrome, talk with your doctor.

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Source: L. Stewart Lowry, MD, FACS, Miami County Surgeons; Rosanne Danielson, MD, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists; Fayez Abboud, MD, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine


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