If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you are not alone. Having IBS gives you something in common with literally millions of other people living with the disorder every day. IBS is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions, affecting an estimated 10 to 15 percent of the population - that's 30 to 45 million people in the US alone!
April is IBS Awareness Month. First designated by IFFGD in 1997 to bring awareness to this often misunderstood and stigmatized condition, IBS Awareness Month is now recognized globally. This April we are tackling social taboos about the condition that may keep affected individuals from seeking care and getting back to their lives.
Join us this month in raising awareness of IBS. The more we work together to raise awareness, the greater our ability to broaden public understanding of the condition and break down negative taboos about symptoms, empowering those affected to get the care they need.