IBS is short for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and is a common medical condition which affects the digestive system, gut and bowel. It is a condition that can be chronic and/or long-term.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a common disorder that affects our large intestine. IBS causes cramping and abdominal pain
Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects 25 to 45 million people in the United States alone. Women are also more prone to suffering from IBS than men are. While 35% to 45% of men report having IBS and a staggering 60% to 65% of women report suffering from IBS. Although IBS is very common, people often don’t recognise the symptoms of IBS.
The symptoms of IBS usually worsen not long after eating. Eating can cause flare ups which can last anywhere between 2 to 4 days. Once settled, the symptoms can totally disappear, or decrease significantly. IBS is known to cause discomfort and usually causes a change in bowel habits. Many people will usually experience abdominal pain, swelling and bloating.
Treating IBS is commonly done through medications. However, medication can only reduce the symptoms as unfortunately, there is no cure. To get a better understanding, we at cannabisMD provide a growing library of articles in relation to IBS with its causes, symptoms, and emerging treatments.
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