Irritable bowel syndrome, better known as IBS, affects millions of people in the United States alone. IBS is a disorder of the large intestine—the colon. The disorder is common and can cause symptoms such as bloating, cramping, gas and other digestive issues, as well as either diarrhea or constipation, or both.
Many people who have IBS never experience more serious symptoms such as weight loss, uncontrollable diarrhea or vomiting, bleeding, or severe and persistent pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Irritable bowel syndrome can be difficult to control, but the doctors and specialists at Trinity Health System can help you take back control of your digestive health.
Download our free guide to learn more about irritable bowel syndrome. In this guide, you’ll learn more about the symptoms of IBS, including: