The boring facts and figures!
IBS is one of the most common problems of the digestive system – about 2 in 10 people in the UK have IBS.
IBS has worldwide prevalence rates ranging from 9%–23% of the population.
IBS is more common in women than in men.
IBS can develop at any age, but most people have their first symptoms between the ages of 20 and 35.
The cause of this syndrome or collection of symptoms is often unclear and rightly or wrongly is frequently associated with anxiety and stress.