What does IBS mean? December 07, 2015 09:30

“Abdominal pain and changes in the bowel that last for at least 3 days a month for a period of 3 months or more.”

Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects the bowels, specifically the large intestine. The exact cause of IBS is currently unknown although research is underway into genetic and environmental factors that may be contributing factors.

IBS is a chronic condition (long-term) that currently has no cure. There are a wide range of medications, supplements and techniques to help treat the symptoms of IBS.

Symptoms can vary between sufferers, some identify as having mild symptoms and discomfort while others suffer from a significantly reduced quality of life. Some people experience constipation and others diarrhoea or a combination of both.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is different to Inflammatory Bowel Disorders such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis and it is important to seek the correct medical diagnosis as treatment will vary based on your results.

IBS affects roughly 10% of the global population and can affect any one although it is found to be more prevalent in different ages, genders, countries and other factors.

To find out more about IBS check out our other articles. Or if you have IBS and are looking for relief from your symptoms check out IBSACOL in our shop. By taking IBSACOL you could be completely symptom free in as little as 6 weeks.

*Please remember to always seek medical advice. This article is written generically about IBS and should not supersede any advice received by a medical professional about an individual condition. If you think you have IBS or any other condition get the advice of your Family Doctor especially before beginning or changing any course of medication.