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What are the causes of IBS?

One of the underlying causes of IBS is an infection that damages the digestive tract. Another very important cause of IBS is an imbalance in the brain-gut connection. If the enteric nervous system (next to the digestive tract) is imbalanced or doesn’t connect properly with the nervous system of the brain, people can experience IBS symptoms. Another cause is underlying depression, anxiety, or stress.

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