Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the name given to a longstanding illness consisting of frequent abdominal discomfort and bowel symptoms that cannot be explained by any other disease.

Symptoms include:

  • Abdominal cramps, often relieved by going to the toilet

  • Bloating

  • Diarrhoea

  • Constipation

  • Frustrated defecation (needing to go to the toilet but not being able to)