Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) | Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

7. Enzymatic factors

There is no doubt that enzymes are indispensable throughout the digestion process, so any deficiency in digesting enzymes whether they are produced in the pancreas, the stomach or intestines will lead to mal-digestion and mal-absorption as food isn’t broken down properly. Accumulation of undigested food in the gut cause irritation of the surrounding tissue which may cause irritable bowel syndrome.