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Irritable colon or irritable bowel syndrome. Get to know what goes on inside your body.

Posted on 20-12-2021

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a recurrent chronic digestive functional disorder, characterized by distension (bloating caused by abdominal distention, gas or meteorism), abdominal pain, which is the main symptom and is usually relieved after bowel movements; and altered bowel habits (changes in frequency and/or consistency of the stool) in the absence of an organic disease. Its prevalence has increased over time, it is seen as frequently in adults as in children, and the symptoms have a significant impact on quality of life.

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