Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or “spastic colon”, is a recurring, chronic gastrointestinal disorder that’s characterised by unexplained abdominal discomfort, pain and/or changes in bowel habits. It’s a very common disorder, especially among women.
IBS is a recurring, chronic gastrointestinal disorder
Between 9% and 23% of the population are thought to have IBS
Scientists still don’t know exactly what causes IBS
Most people are never cured of IBS, but it can be managed well
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