IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is considered a functional GI disorder. People who have IBS can suffer from either constipation or diarrhea, as well as abdominal pain and bloating. IBS is typically separated into three categories: IBS-Constipation, IBS-Diarrhea, and IBS-Mixed (both constipation and diarrhea). Straining while going to the bathroom and a bloated belly are also common symptoms.
If you think this is you, you're not alone. It is estimated that 1 in 7 Americans suffer from Irritable Bowel.Learn More