There are many conditions that can inhibit open discussions based on the embarrassing nature of the illness and when it comes to bowels no one really wants to talk about it. After all it is impolite to pass gas in the company of others and no one wants to know whether you are regular or not with the bowel movement, it's just considered as a gross subject. Well, I am willing to open up and explore this health concern that affects many - mostly women. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that leads to abdominal pain and cramping, changes in bowel movements, and other symptoms. Although they may seem similar in name, Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not the same as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In IBS, the structure of the bowel is not abnormal and does not cause permanent damage to your colon.
Listen to the first hand account of someone who has IBS and watch Dr.Liz Lipski nutritionist, and Dr. Mark Gostine as he explains Irritable Bowel Syndrome and how it may be relieved.