Every year in April, IBS Awareness Month as well as World IBS Day (April 19) aim to raise awareness about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). These events encourage those who have symptoms of IBS to seek medical advice and aim to reduce the stigma associated with IBS by encouraging people to talk more about this condition.
IBS is a condition that affects between 5 and 20% of the population. The exact number is difficult to determine as not everybody is seeing a healthcare professional about symptoms like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea and constipation, which could be signs of IBS. Sadly, the cause for this condition is still unclear, but there are treatment options that help to control the condition.
If you suffer from a gastrointestinal condition and suspect this could be IBS, check out the information we offer on our website Embarrassing Problems.
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