Definition of irritable bowel syndrome in English:

irritable bowel syndrome

Syllabification: ir·ri·ta·ble bow·el syn·drome
(abbreviation: IBS)

noun

  • A widespread condition involving recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation, often associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection.
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    • Stress can worsen symptoms of conditions such as peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis.
    • Similarly, do many of the patients thought to have irritable bowel syndrome actually have celiac disease?
    • Sometimes, gas indicates a digestive disorder such as irritable bowel syndrome or celiac disease.

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