Understanding the disease

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

Digestive Health

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