Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder: There are four types of Tthis disease based on how your GI Tract (the series of organs that complete the digestive process) eliminates waste. The four types include: IBS-C (where the C stands for constipation), IBS-D (diarrhea), IBS-A (alternate, which means experiencing symptoms of both the previous types), and IBS-U.
IBS can have emotional and psychological symptoms as well:Unfortunately, IBS sufferers are more likely to experience anxiety. More research is being done on this syndrome; however researchers have found that increased levels of stress usually accompany this diagnosis. Additionally the physical symptoms of IBS can cause embarrassment for some. Luckily there are ways to cope and relieve these symptoms.