Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of more than twenty-seven disorders of gut brain interaction (DGBI also called Functional GI disorder – FGID). These are disorders in which the gastrointestinal (GI) tract not functioning normally. IBS is characterized by a combination of persistent and recurrent abdominal pain that is associated with abnormal bowel habit (diarrhea, constipation or both). The pain often begins after eating and typically is relieved after a bowel movement. Other possible symptoms include bloating, passage of mucus, and a feeling of incomplete emptying.
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