23Jul, 2018

Women’s Health: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Physical Therapy

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Irritable bowel syndrome is a common gastrointestinal health problem that affects about ten to twenty percent of Americans and occurs in women more than men. IBS, also known as spastic colon, affects the large intestine and creates mild to severe symptoms that last from three days per month to three months per year. What are the symptoms of IBS? IBS symptoms include abdominal pain, constipation, bloating and gas, cramping and diarrhea. Both constipation and diarrhea are the most common symptoms. Bloating and gas generally go away once a bowel movement […]