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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Health Center

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Irritable bowel syndrome is a complex condition. Here you’ll find information about the basics of IBS, as well as its symptoms, causes, and risk factors.

What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

It’s a complex disease that causes misery for 58 million Americans. This overview puts IBS into perspective.

The pattern of symptoms is different for everyone with IBS. Click here to learn more.



Scientists don't completely understand IBS, but this brief article explains what's known. Click here to learn more.

Are You at Risk?

IBS is more commonly seen in people with certain conditions; learn about other risk factors.


You can't prevent IBS, but learn what you can control to minimize the discomforts.

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