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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects 7% of the North American population, is more common in the female than male gender, and can greatly affect one’s quality of life. IBS is defined as recurrent abdominal pain/discomfort associated with at least 2 of the following: 1) improvement in pain/discomfort with defecation, 2) onset of pain/discomfort associated with a change in stool frequency, and 3) onset of pain/discomfort associated with a change in stool consistency. There are 4 major subtypes of IBS, and treatment may vary depending on the particular IBS┬ásubtype. Click on the following photo for an educational video on the current mainstream healthcare system’s methods of diagnosis, classification, and treatment.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS: current mainstream healthcare viewpoint


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