Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most
common intestinal disorders, affecting about 7 to 10 out of 100 people in the world.1 But most people who have IBS don't see a doctor for their symptoms.
An irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptom journal can help you and your doctor figure out what triggers your IBS, and how to deal with those triggers.
Fill this out as soon as you experience symptoms. Print extra copies to have on hand.
Remember, a variety of factors can set off IBS: Certain types of food, the volume of food, stress, medicines, your menstrual cycle, and your environment.
You may find, for instance, that you tend to feel bloated after eating snacks during office meetings. Knowing...