April is IBS Awareness Month

IBS Awareness Month

IBS Patient Support GroupYou are not alone if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is common. It affects about twice as many women as men (in western culture) and is most often found first diagnosed in people younger than 45 years. No one knows the exact cause of IBS.

In 1997, in the US and in 2003, the founder of IBS Patient and Support Group and others in Canada, designated April as IBS Awareness Month. During this time, It is opportunity for people to participate who are usually quiet about their IBS, to shed some light about what it is like to live with IBS. We encourage you to blog, tweet or post about living with IBS.

#WorldIBSDay begins a new conversation about Irritable Bowel Syndrome. On every April 19th we are asking you to use the hashtag #WorldIBSDay on all your social platforms. Use it once, use it often. Together we can raise awareness about Irritable Bowel Syndrome on World IBS Day.

Read all about IBS here or check out some awareness postings, videos and events below.

Join the conversation about Irritable Bowel Syndrome on our Community Forums.


It’s April which means IBS Awareness Month! Find out what our charity does to help IBS sufferers every day. #IBS #Charity #IBSAwarenessMonth #Easter https://t.co/JTOvG0OHj9 pic.twitter.com/U9DC13utsa

— The IBS Network (@IBSnetwork) April 1, 2018


It’s officially #IBSawarenessmonth and while we have made great strides in finding better ways to diagnose and treat IBS, we are now believing a cure is possible. Let’s start this month on a positive note because #weknowIBS and we will do everything it takes to get there.

— Mark Pimentel MD (@MarkPimentelMD) April 2, 2018


IBS Awarenessmonth – Healio: 10 Recent Advances in Research, Diagnostics

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Raise awareness of IBS by watching and SHARING this video. IBS impacts 40-45 million in the US and 1 billion globally. Chances are you know someone with IBS…maybe that is you, your best friend or your child. Understand the patient experience, lack of research funding and how YOU can personally make a difference.

City of Toronto Proclamation: April is IBS Awareness Month




Last updated on Apr 5, 2021