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5.3: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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    Up to 20% of Americans may have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). A syndrome is a group of symptoms, not a disease. In IBS, the colon does not function correctly. The symptoms of IBS are cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and/or constipation. The cause of IBS is unknown. Diet changes, stress reduction, and medicine may help manage the condition1. To learn more about IBS, see the reference below.

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    1. www.niddk.nih.gov/health-info...ion-facts.aspx

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