Irritable Bowel Syndrome Solutions
Did you know that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects 10-20% of the population worldwide? It is the most common reason for employees missing work after the common cold!
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a disorder of the intestines. It can cause stomach pain, cramping, bloating, diarrhea or constipation. These are all debilitating problems that sometimes can be embarrassing to talk about! In fact, nearly 2000 patients with IBS reported in a recent survey by IFFGD (International Foundation for Functional GI Diseases) that they weren’t actually diagnosed with IBS until 6.6 years after their symptoms began.
Most of the time, doctors can diagnose IBS based on the symptoms. In some cases, you may need other tests such as a colonoscopy, stool analysis, or blood tests. These tests can help your doctor rule out other problems such as Irritable Bowel Disease (Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis) or cancer.