Gas, Bloating, Irregular Bowel Movements...Oh My!. Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) effects 12% of patients seeing primary care physicians in the United States. It makes up 30% of the patients who seek care from a Gastroenterologist. Often patients are embarrassed to mention their digestive problems to both providers and loved ones. Instead opting to live with considerable distress, discomfort, inconvenience, and embarrassment Contributed by altered digestive function. IBS is characterized by the presence of abdominal discomfor