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What Increases Your Risk

IBS tends to be more common in:

  • People in their late 20s.
  • Women.
  • People who have panic disorder or other psychological conditions.
  • People who have a family history of IBS.
  • People who have a history of physical or sexual abuse or other psychological trauma. Several studies have found a link between a past history of abuse and gastrointestinal disorders.3
  • People who have other conditions such as depression, migraine headaches, and fibromyalgia.

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Last Updated: November 05, 2012
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