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10 Little-Known Facts About Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS…

1. It’s the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the world.

2. It causes more Americans to miss work than joint pain.

3. Women are more likely to suffer than men.

4. The disease runs in families.

5. Symptoms begin in teens or early twenties and improve by age 60.

6. There is no specific diagnostic test.

7. Many sufferers are allergic or sensitive to gluten (wheat), milk or fructose.

8. Symptoms can mimic other very serious illnesses.

9. Half of all sufferers never go to the doctor.

10. IBS is very treatable!

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