Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common medical problems in the world. It affects up to 20 percent of the population of the United States, and far more women suffer from it than men. Currently, 55 million Americans suffer from IBS.
This article is going to take a look at the symptoms, causes and treatment of IBS.
Before we start, it’s vital to point out that IBS cannot be self-diagnosed. There are many, many medical problems that can cause bowel symptoms, and IBS is just one of them. If you’re reading this and suffering from gastrointestinal problems, then you need to see a doctor – no exceptions!