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What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, meaning symptoms are caused by changes with a functional GI disorder that have frequent symptoms.

IBS is diagnosed when a person has had abdominal pain or discomfort at least three times a month.  IBS pain or discomfort may occur with a change in bowel movements.  You could have diarrhea or constipation or a combination of both.  Symptoms may often occur after eating a meal.

Studies have estimated IBS affects about twice as many women than men.

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Recent Blogs

Learn more about all things digestive health and wellness by checking out our recent gastroenterology blogs.

Constipation Awareness Month
December 27, 2022
December 2022 is Constipation Awareness Month

What is Constipation?  Constipation is a condition in which a person has uncomfortable or infrequent bowel movements, typically less than three per week. The stool becomes dry and hard, making the bowel movements painful and difficult to pass. Chronic constipation affects up to 20% of adults and 16% of children in the United States. Many […]

GERD or Acid Reflux
December 7, 2022
8 Ways to Relieve Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Stomach acid is needed to break down the food that you eat. Your stomach has no problem handling this. On the other hand, your esophagus — the tube connecting your mouth and stomach — is irritated by it. When stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, it is known as acid reflux. It can cause […]

Halloween 2022
November 3, 2022
DHC Celebrates Halloween 2022

On Monday, October 31st, members of the DHC team looked fun and festive as they got dressed up in their best costumes for Halloween 2022!