Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, often debilitating, functional gastrointestinal disorder with symptoms that include abdominal pain, bloating, and altered bowel behaviours. These are constipation and/or diarrhea, or alternating between the two stool consistency extremes. IBS is a functional disorder, in that the function or movement of the bowel is not quite right.

To learn more, watch our new two part video series on IBS below and check out our page on IBS.

Part 1: IBS Overview

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder that affects 13-20% of Canadians. Watch this video for a general overview of IBS.

 

Part 2: IBS Treatments

Here we review the different types of treatments available to those with IBS, including diet and lifestyle changes and various medications.