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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) also referred to as a spastic or irritable colon is a disorder of the large intestine. IBS sufferers experience stomach cramps, diarrhea, pain, gas, bloating and constipation. It is believed to be caused by a dysfunction of the organ muscles or nerves of the gastrointestinal tract.

IBS should not be confused or used interchangeably with the term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which refers to the abnormal bowel structure seen in Crohn’s disease and colitis patients.

IBS does not increase a patient’s chances for developing colon cancer.


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