About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Different people find different circumstances trigger off an episode of IBS - stress, anxiety, exercise, certain foods, caffeine or nicotine are common triggers - and symptoms may be quite mild or very severe. And symptoms can vary depending on your gender.
There are a number of ways that simple lifestyle choices can help you manage your IBS.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome in children is not well researched, and most studies do not distinguish between abdominal pain in general and IBS specifically. However, one American study showed up to 14% of High School children and 6% of Middle School children may be affected.