Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, often debilitating, functional gastrointestinal disorder with symptoms that include abdominal pain, bloating, and altered bowel behaviours (constipation and diarrhea).

A Canadian has a 30% lifetime risk of developing IBS – there are currently as many as 6 million Canadians living with the condition.

In this inspiring video, GI experts discuss the facts about IBS, including details of what happens inside the digestive tracts of people with IBS, the associated symptoms, how they can be managed, possible complications, and the future of treatment.

Individual Canadians talk openly about their experiences with IBS – the physical, emotional, and social impact it has had on their lives – and explain how they have learned to manage their conditions and live life more fully.

If you suffer from IBS, or you know someone who does, you will find this video helpful in understanding this complex condition.

Watch the 12 part video playlist on YouTube: