Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

Did you know that between 9%-23% of people around the world suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? However, many remain undiagnosed and just aren’t aware “that their symptoms indicate a medically recognized disorder.”[1] April is IBS Awareness Month and the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) is working to get information out to the public and advance research.


There are some easy things you can do to get involved in your community or even right from your home. Here are just a few of the ways you can help the IFFGD get the message out and help raise awareness.

If you’re living with IBS, find others just like you in our growing community of almost 3,000 IBS patients on PatientsLikeMe. Learn what they’re doing to manage their condition with symptom and treatment reports, and share your own experience with a personal health profile or in the community forums.


1 thought on “Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month”

  1. Hi there, glad to know about this one!

    I’ve been an avid reader of your site for some time now since I was diagnosed with IBS. It really wasn’t easy.

    I’m on low FODMAP diet too right now. Things were really tough at first, but as time went on I was able to adjust well to it. I’ve been following some great meal plans & recipes from this IBS & low FODMAP site

    I love your blog posts! Keep it up! Thanks as always!

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