Here’s the deal with your upset tummy
BY NANCY STEDMAN
Irritable bowel syndrome is distressingly common
Most of us have experienced gastro-intestinal (GI) discomfort such as gas, bloating, pain in the lower belly, diarrhea, and constipation. But when does this occasional distress cross over into irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a chronic condition that is treatable (but not curable)? Here are signs you have an unpleasant syndrome that afflicts up to 20 percent of the adult U.S. population.