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.
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.