Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Patients with IBS suffer from changes in bowel habits such as constipation or diarrhea, and abdominal pain along with other symptoms including abdominal bloating, and rectal urgency with diarrhea.
IBS may also be associated with a number of non-intestinal symptoms, such as difficulty with sexual function (pain on intercourse or lack of libido), muscle aches and pains, fatigue, fibromyalgia syndrome, headaches, back pain, and sometimes urinary symptoms including urinary urgency, or urinary hesitation.
IBS AFFECTS APPROXIMATELY 1 PERSON IN 5 WORLDWIDE
- Up to 15% of the population in the USA has IBS.1
- 40 Mio people in the US
- More common in women: IBS affects almost twice as many women as men.
NOT A TRIVIAL ILLNESS
- IBS deeply affects quality of life and ability of people to function effectively in society.
- $80 BILLION A YEAR is the estimated economic cost of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the USA.
FOOD AND IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
- 70-80% of IBS sufferers say food exacerbates or triggers their symptoms.
- Most sufferers cannot identify their offending foods. InFoods® was specifically designed to identify foods in an IBS population that when removed, may alleviate a patient’s symptoms. InFoods® is a patent pending, personalized, Diagnostic-Guided Therapy.