Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If you’ve ever had butterflies in your stomach or an attack of nerves that sent you racing for the bathroom, you already know that the intestinal tract has a mind of its own. The millions who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, or I.B.S., perhaps know it best - Jane E. Brody

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Although everyone is stressed out to some degree, and everyone has occasions where they feel their negative emotions in their gut, those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) seem to have an enhanced sensitivity to the feedback that the gut sends to the brain. is a community for people affected by IBS. Learn, share, and connect with peers and healthcare professionals.

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The IBS Treatment Center is a world leader in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. At the IBS Treatment Center, we don’t just diagnose digestive problems: we solve them. These include irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and other related disorders.

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The cause of IBS is unknown, and unlikely there are many causes; as a result, there is no one treatment for everyone. Doctors call it a functional disorder disease because the symptoms result from an oversensitivity of the muscles and nerves and intestine affecting the way in which they function.


It has been suggested that IBS is caused by dietary allergies or food sensitivities, but this has never been proven. Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome may worsen during periods of stress or menses, but these factors are unlikely to be the cause that leads to the development of IBS.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, meaning symptoms are caused by changes in how the GI tract works. People with a functional GI disorder have frequent symptoms; however, the GI tract does not become damaged. •IBS is a group of symptoms that occur together, not a disease. •Studies estimate IBS affects 3 to 20 percent of the adult population.


Some people have occasional mild symptoms. Others have unpleasant symptoms for long periods. Many people fall somewhere in between, with flare-ups of symptoms from time to time.

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IBS is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal condition and is second only to the common cold as a cause of absence from work. An estimated 10 to 20 percent of people in the general population experience symptoms of IBS, although only about 15 percent of affected people actually seek medical help.

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