April is IBS Awareness Month

April is IBS Awareness Month

April 12, 2018

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month!

If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you are not alone – IBS is common with prevalence estimated at 10% to 15%. Yet many people remain undiagnosed and unaware that their symptoms indicate a medically recognized disorder.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder in which abdominal pain is associated with a range of symptoms. Typically, these include intermittent abdominal pain accompanied by diarrhea, constipation, or alternating episodes of both. Other symptoms may also be present.

If you have chronic and recurrent abdominal pain and bowel problems, if your daily schedule is often ruled by intestinal discomfort, get help. Talk to your doctor.

Although there is currently no cure for IBS, there are ways to improve symptoms and feel better.

If you have questions about IBS, please contact HHC at (402) 723-4512.