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  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Bloating and gas
  • Changes in bowel habits (diarrhea, constipation, or both)
  • Urgency to have a bowel movement
  • A feeling of incomplete bowel movement
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Exacerbation of symptoms with stress
  • Fatigue and disrupted sleep
  • Anxiety or depression, in some cases

Possible Root Causes:

  • Altered gut motility
  • Abnormal gut-brain communication
  • SIBO: Changes in gut bacteria such as SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
  • SIFO: Fungal overgrowth, most commonly Candida (small intestinal fungal overgrowth)
  • Food allergy or intolerance/sensitivity
  • Dysfunctional immune system response such as mast cell activation syndrome
  • Hormonal changes
  • Bile acid imbalance
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Conditions outside the gut such as Endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

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