The Facts of IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome is an umbrella term for several gastrointestinal disorders, also known as spastic colon, irritable colon, mucous colitis, and spastic colitis. It can cause symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating, constipation, cramping, and diarrhea.

Learn more about the condition through the resources below.  

IBS Basics

IBS and Serotonin: The Brain and Stomach Link

Some IBS research suggests that serotonin levels in the brain can affect your bowels. Learn about the connection and what it means.

Newly Diagnosed? What to Ask Your Doctor About IBS

Being diagnosed with IBS can leave you with a lot of questions. Know what to ask your doctor at your next visit.

IBS 101

Wondering if you have irritable bowel syndrome? Learn the basics about possible causes, symptoms, treatment, and more.

IBS Symptoms in Men and Women

Men and women can experience irritable bowel syndrome differently. Learn how the symptoms vary by gender and find out why fewer men experience IBS than women.

Causes and Risk Factors of IBS

Symptoms of IBS can be confusing, especially if you've never been diagnosed. Learn about the causes of IBS and what you can do to control your risk.

Can Pregnancy Cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Of all the changes that occur your body during pregnancy, IBS isn't something expecting mothers want to deal with. Learn what you can do.

What to Expect: IBS Tests and Diagnosis

Learn which tests and examinations doctors use to diagnose irritiable bowel syndrome and what your symptoms could mean.

Types of IBS

There are several types of IBS, based on the symptoms you experience. Learn which type you have and some tips for managing your symptoms.


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