The Toll of IBS: Emotional, Physical, and Mental
IBS is becoming a more and more common diagnosis. IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and it affects about 10 to 15 percent of the population in the United States. It is more common in women than men and usually begins during young adulthood. There is no cure for IBS, but there are treatments that can help relieve symptoms. The exact cause of IBS is unknown, but it is thought to be due to a combination of factors. Before we dive into the way IBS can affect you, let’s review what causes IBS.