Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition in which a number of gastrointestinal (GI) disturbances like abdominal pain, flatulence, and altered bowel habits become a regular feature of the lives of those afflicted with it.

A set of guidelines known as the Rome criteria (formulated to diagnose IBS and other gastrointestinal disorders) states that a person has to have these GI disturbances for at least 3 days a week for 3 months to be considered as suffering from IBS. Women are more likely Irritable Bowel Syndrome to get affected by this condition than men and it has also been