IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, is a long-term disorder in which abdominal pain or discomfort is associated with a change in bowel habit (diarrhea, constipation, or alternating episodes of both). Other symptoms may also be present.
Did you know, IBS affects up to 1 in 7 Americans? Yet many people remain undiagnosed and unaware that their symptoms indicate a medically recognized disorder.
Although there is currently no cure for IBS, there are ways to improve symptoms and feel better.
Whether mild, moderate, or severe, all IBS treatment should begin with education about the nature of the disorder. If you have signs of IBS, get an accurate diagnosis. As your physician, I will work with you to be proactive in your own health maintenance.
Learn more about IBS, including signs and symptoms and treatment options, at www.aboutIBS.org.
Information courtesy of the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inc. (IFFGD).