Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What it is and How to Find Relief

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), also known as Spastic Colon or Nervous Stomach, is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder, which affects the nervous system of the gut. Up to 35 million people in the United States are affected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome, approximately 67% of them being female. The symptoms may include abdominal pain, gas, bloating, spasms, and constipation or diarrhea.

The cause of IBS is unknown. Research shows that people with this disorder have more reactive colon muscles. Foods, such as ...

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