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Gilmore Health: A Q&A Session on IBS With Dr. Sony Sherpa  Gilmore Health News

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, often shortened as IBS is a common yet painful condition of the gastrointestinal tract that severely impairs the quality of life of those affected. IBS is a group of symptoms that occur with varying duration, intensity, and severity and affect both genders with a predilection for the female gender.

Irritable bowel syndrome affects approximately 10 percent to 15 percent of the American population alone yet only 5 percent to 7 percent are actually clinically diagnosed with the syndrome. The varying presentation of the symptoms along with the heightened prevalence makes IBS a grave concern, both physically and financially. It is reported that the direct costs associated with the syndrome in the US are in the billions of dollars.

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