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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month that aims to communicate important health messages about IBS: its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options and issues relating to the quality of life.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the most common digestive conditions in the UK which affects between 10 and 20 percent of the population. The main symptoms of IBS include stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. The condition is usually lifelong and can have a big impact on people's everyday life. The exact cause of IBS is unknown and there's no cure for IBS, but diet changes and medication can often help control the symptoms.

Have a look at our booklet below to find out more about IBS.