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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that agitates the large intestine with abdominal pain. The cause of IBS is unknown, but contractions, inflammation, and infection in the intestine can factor in developing this condition. Certain foods, stress, and hormones can bring about IBS too.

According to the Mayo Clinic, a list of the most common symptoms of IBS include:

  • Abdominal pain, cramping or bloating that is typically relieved or partially relieved by passing a bowel movement
  • Excess gas
  • Diarrhea or constipation — sometimes alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation
  • Mucus in the stool

At times, individuals who have IBS will suffer its worst symptoms, but then experience them greatly improving or evening disappearing temporarily. For some, diet, exercise, and stress management can help them control their IBS symptoms. Others need medication and counseling. Although there is currently no cure for IBS, researchers are looking for ways to better improve symptoms and treat this condition.


The Atlanta Center for Medical Research was founded in 1982 by Dr. Robert A. Riesenberg and is now one of the largest and most respected medical research institutions in the country. ACMR’s 150,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, open-source research facility is a game changer for the medical research world. ACMR’s practices set the standard for medical research, facilitating the availability of safe and effective medicine to people everywhere.

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