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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) overview

Up to 1 in 4 people in the UK is affected by irritable bowel syndrome or IBS at some stage. Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions, but the causes are unknown. IBS symptoms include diarrhoea, constipation and abdominal cramps. There are IBS treatments such as diet and lifestyle changes and medications that can help.

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