Your doctor has diagnosed a condition called Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS) which causes abdominal pain and an abnormal bowel habit and bloating. Some people suffer constipation, some have diarrhoea and some alternate between the two. The pain may get better or worse when you open your bowels.

Facts About Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Second Edition 2003


  • What causes IBS?
  • Why does this happen?
  • What tests will I need?
  • Is my lifestyle causing IBS?
  • Is it stress?
  • How do you treat IBS?
  • Constipation predominant IBS
  • Diarrhoea predominant IBS
  • Can IBS cause another disease?
  • Can IBS be cured?
  • Do you have a good diet?


Facts About Irritable Bowel Syndrome is now available to an A4 size pdf file.

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