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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
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What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder of the gastrointestinal tract, especially of the bowel. It is one of the most common disorders of the gastrointestinal system.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional condition as the bowel does not appear damaged when it is examined, so it is still operational, but it does not function as well as it should.

IBS is not a condition that can be inherited, it is not caused by a virus or bacteria and it is generally a benign condition which does not cause malignancies.

There are three types of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS):


Facts about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)


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  Last reviewed: 28 September 2008 || Last updated: 2 February 2009


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