What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? (Definition)
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that affects the large intestine. It can cause abdominal cramping, bloating, and a change in bowel habits. Some people with the disorder have constipation. Some have diarrhea. Others go back and forth between the two.
Although IBS can cause a great deal of discomfort, it does not harm the intestines.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a common condition. It affects about twice as many women as men and is most often found in people younger than 45 years. No one knows the exact cause of IBS. There is no specific test for it.
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