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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.

Colonoscopy Appointment
September 9, 2022
Alternatives to Magnesium Citrate for Colonoscopy Prep

Colonoscopy Preparation Without Magnesium Citrate At Digestive Healthcare Center, we continuously update our patients on the latest news regarding preparation for colonoscopy. Under the Vi-Jon LLC Magnesium Citrate Saline Oral Solution recall, over 50 laxatives sold under various brand names at major pharmacies have been recalled. The recall affects products distributed in the United States, […]

Kids at DHC during Take Your Child to Work Day
July 11, 2022
Take Your Child to Work Day at Digestive Healthcare Center

Thursday, April 28, the staff and providers at Digestive Healthcare Center celebrated Bring Your Child to Work Day. It was a memorable day filled with activities and job tours. Never underestimate the impact we can make on these little lives with activities such as these. It was an exciting day indeed! Check out some of […]

IBS awareness month
March 31, 2022
April 2022 is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

At Digestive Healthcare Center, we want to keep our patients informed about a wide variety of gastrointestinal health conditions that can impact their daily comfort. One such condition is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), with April designated as Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. IBS is a very common condition in the United States, and with over […]