Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

What Is It?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that causes a variety of symptoms, including:

  • abdominal pain

  • diarrhea and/or constipation

  • bloating

  • gassiness

  • cramping.

The severity of the disorder varies from person to person. Some people experience symptoms that come and go and are just mildly annoying. Others have such severe daily bowel problems that IBS affects their ability to work, sleep and enjoy life.

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