• Overview

    IBS is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves problems with motility (how the bowel moves contents through our intestines) and sensitivity (how the brain interprets sensations in the bowel). Those affected by IBS may experience recurrent abdominal pain and irregular bowel patterns that are often painful.  Symptoms are often chronic and intermittent and may last for months or years.

    Canada has one of the highest rates of IBS in the world with five million Canadians currently suffering. IBS affects significantly more women than men and is one of the most common causes for work and school absenteeism.

    Guides

    Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    IBS is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves problems with motility (how the bowel moves contents through our intestines) and sensitivity (how the brain interprets sensations in the bowel). 

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    Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Diarrhea (IBS-D)

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves problems with how the bowel moves digestive material through our intestines (motility) and how the brain interprets pain sensations in the bowel (sensitivity). IBS affects between 10 and 20 percent of people in the developed world, about one-third of whom have IBS with diarrhea as the primary symptom, commonly referred to IBS-D.

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    Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves problems with motility (how the bowel moves contents through our intestines) and sensitivity (how the brain interprets pain sensations in the bowel).  

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The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health

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