Digestive Health

Digestive Health

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a functional problem with your gut that causes abdominal pain and changes in your bowel movements, such as diarrhea, constipation, or alternating episodes of both.1 Other symptoms that may be caused by IBS include cramps, bloating, and flatulence.2 Although the proportion of people with IBS varies by country,3 it … Continued

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How does irritable bowel syndrome affect your life?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms have a significant impact on you and your life. IBS can affects multiple aspects of your life: work, social, home and family.1 Day-to-day, this can make it hard to function in a way that feels normal.1 For some people with IBS, this means withdrawing from social situations or struggling to … Continued

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Managing the stress of irritable bowel syndrome

You may find that you were more anxious or stressed than you used to be, before you started experiencing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. This is common in people suffering from functional gastrointestinal and pain conditions like IBS.1 This stress may be general or may be specifically related to GI events and symptoms, like meals, … Continued