IBS: Common Questions & Answers

IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. IBS is actually the classification for a group of symptoms that affect the abdomen including pain and cramping, bloating, gas, and irregular bowel movements. This condition is considered a functional GI disorder since the gastrointestinal tract does not function correctly and leads to uncomfortable symptoms, yet there is no visual damage to the tract.