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Results of Smoking and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

September 10, 2012 by  
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome is also well known as mucus colitis, functional bowel disease, spastic colon etc. The main symptoms that are attached to this syndrome are constipation, bloating, painful cramping and flatulent feeling. Though it is termed as colitis and related to colon, it can never be interpreted as inflammatory disease of gut. IBS mainly upsets the large intestine.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is neither communicable nor cancerous and it is not a disorder that you should be afraid of. The most prominent effect caused will be stress and uncomfortableness which may affect your routine works .Moreover for those who are married it even has an impact on their sex life.

Consequences of Smoking in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Now just checking the alcohol intake, you can see that it worsens the situation. Tobacco is another villain which adds discomfort to the Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Nevertheless the method of intake, whether it is chewed or inhaled or smoked, it will irritate the gastrointestinal path strongly. Smoking will lead to lung cancer, at the same time increase the symptom of Irritable Bowel Syndrome also, as the tobacco it contains is carcinogenic and stimulates the Syndrome.

The gut or gastro intestine of the people who are having Irritable Bowel Syndrome will be quite gentle and may affect easily when certain type of food that stimulates the intestine. Even the morning blues also lead to Irritable bowel Syndrome. Tobacco triggers the IBS and lead to several types of cancer.

Basically tobacco affects all portions of digestive system. Heart burn, reflux, certain types of ulcers are the after effects of tobacco which the patients of IBS may develop. As smoking causes the acidic food to go backward i.e. upward and down into the portion of oesophagus, they destroy the sphincter muscles.

Though anti inflammatory medicines consequently lead to irritation by helicobacter pylori, which is a type of bacteria which ultimately results in ulcers. Peptic ulcer is mainly the outcome of smoking. Moreover smoking obstructs the healing power and thereby ulcer might occur more frequently than before, because smoking aggravates ulcer hole by two fold. Smoking also triggers Crohn’s disease and bile stones apart from ulcer and IBS symptoms.

The poisonous substance nicotine hidden in Tobacco will lessen the strength of sphincter muscles of oesophagus in the bottom which also causes addiction towards smoking. All of these will lead to excess of production of acid in belly alongside reducing the NaHCo3 Sodium bicarbonate release by pancreas which helps in balancing the production of the acid in stomach.

Though the major part of tobacco was to be nicotine, it also contains about 43 carcinogens and about 400 toxic substances buried in it, all of which may enter the blood when smoking and channeled into the digestive pathway, inducing the symptoms of IBS. Also inhaling tobacco may result in bloating, belching, flatulent tummy etc .all being symptoms of IBS.

Smoking also lead to bladder cancer, kidney cancer, stomach cancer, pancreas and colon cancer. Moreover smoking continuously will lead to colorectal cancer in the long run.

Inhaling or intake of tobacco will bring the tobacco directly to colon and increase the size of mucous membrane which surrounds the colon called as polyp. As the size of the polyp increases, the potential growth of cancerous tissue also increase, thus will result in cancer. According to survey, 12% of the colorectal cancers are because of active smoking

Ultimately let us try to follow “NO Smoking” that will be written in bold letters everywhere practically or make it a reality as it will not only result in symptoms of IBS ,but also various health hazards like cancer ,ulcer etc

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