Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a common condition - so common it is estimated that 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer from it at some time in their lives. It is much more common in women than men. IBS can occur at any age but often starts during the teenage years. IBS is common in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
IBS is not a life threatening condition, but if you suffer from it, it can have a major impact on your quality of life. Some people experience symptoms almost daily, while others go through bouts of “upset digestion’.
IBS is a functional problem. Symptoms occur when digestive function has been upset. Helping restore good digestive function helps not only IBS but also health in general.