What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition that presents with irregular and sometimes painful bowel movements. Diarrhea and constipation may both be present, alternately. Stress, hormonal fluctations and certain foods can both trigger symptoms of this syndrome. You can find more information here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/DS00106
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