IBS

WHAT IS IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)?

IBS is a bowel function disorder. People with IBS suffer:

  • Patients with IBS suffer with changes in bowel habits such as constipation or diarrhea, and abdominal pain along with other symptoms including abdominal bloating, and rectal urgency with diarrhea.
  • IBS may also be associated with a number of non-intestinal symptoms, such as difficulty with sexual function (pain on intercourse or lack of libido), muscle aches and pains, fatigue, fibromyalgia syndrome, headaches, back pain, and sometimes urinary symptoms including urinary urgency, or urinary hesitation

IBS affects approximately 1 person in 5 worldwide

  • Up to 15% of the population in the USA has IBS.
  • More common in women: IBS affects almost twice as many women as men.

Not a trivial illness

  • IBS deeply affects the quality of life and ability of people to function effectively in society.

$80 Billion a year

  • The estimated economic cost of irritable bowel in the USA.

FOOD AND IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

  • 70-80% of IBS sufferers say food exacerbates or triggers their symptoms.
  • Most sufferers cannot identify their offending foods. InFoods® was specifically designed to identify foods in an IBS population that when removed, may alleviate a patient’s symptoms InFoods® is a patent pending, personalized, diagnostic-guided therapy

Source: AGA