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This is a great time to increase your understanding of this gastrointestinal condition, learn more about managing it, and connect with resources that offer updated IBS information throughout the year.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder that affects the large intestine, or colon. Its symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. IBS is common, affecting up to 20 percent—one in five—of adults in the United States. More women suffer from IBS than men. There is currently no known cause of IBS, but, according to research, it’s probably the result of sensitivity of the large intestine to certain foods and stress.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Resources, Community, and More at Irritable Bowel Syndrome Information Center has current, evidence-based information to help you understand and manage IBS. Get the facts about the prevention, treatment, and living with IBS. Stay up to date with news, tips, and features designed to keep you informed about the most recent developments and advances.

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Connect with others who understand your condition and can share experience and advice at IBS Group. This is an online community for people with IBS as well as friends and family members. Post your question, share your story, and join the discussion.

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