Did you know that one in five Irish people suffers from IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a disorder of the large bowel, where the bowel over reacts to mild stimulus such as eating. The bowel reacts by going into spasm. It is characterised by bloating, abdominal pain, and irregular bowel movements.
IBS is most common in people in their 20s and 30s and affects more women than it does men. In some cases it can be mild, however other cases are a lot more severe, and can have a debilitating effect.