Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a problem that can affect the large intestine. This type of condition can cause abdominal cramping, bloating, and a change in bowel habits. Constipation can also be fairly common. Although IBS can cause great discomfort, it does not harm the intestine.
It also affects twice as many women as men and is most often found in people younger than 45 years.
Treatment options for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) take the form of changes to your diet, medications, relieving stress or behavioral therapy. It may require a few of these approaches at the same time to improve your symptoms.