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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) health centre

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Overview & facts

Irritable bowel syndrome is a complex condition. Here you’ll find information about the basics of IBS, as well as its symptoms, causes and risk factors.

What is irritable bowel syndrome?

It’s a complex disease that causes misery for many. This overview puts IBS into perspective, including what causes the disease.

Although irritable bowel syndrome more commonly occurs in adults, children can develop the condition too.

Are you at risk?

IBS is more commonly seen in people with certain conditions. Learn about other risk factors.

It is not entirely clear how stress, anxiety and IBS are related, but they do tend to co-exist.


Learn strategies to help prevent symptoms and minimise the discomfort of the disease.

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