Recently, there seems to be a rise in the case of Irritable bowel syndrome (also referred to as IBS) as statistics recorded that one out of five American adults now has signs and symptoms of IBS. Over the years, the condition has gone by many names; as the medical understanding of the condition evolved, so did the name too.
Today, the specific cause of IBS is still not clear, and there are plenty of debates going on about it. While some people believe it is caused by a problem with the muscles of the colon, which thus results in motility issues, many believe it is as a result of imbalances in the gut flora. However, even as research is still ongoing to confirm the cause, right now, patients need effective treatments to help them manage the symptoms of IBS. The question is now whether medical marijuana could help or not.