April is the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. It is estimated that approximately 10-15 % of the world population suffers from IBS. Though the condition is quite common, it still is a source of stigma and embarrassment for many. IBS often becomes the cause of significant inconveniences. Sadly, people suffering from IBS stay dependant on their condition while making simple everyday decisions such as choosing when to meet with friends or planning a trip.

The exact causes of IBS remain unknown. Though, it is partially linked to diet and lifestyle choices. There is also no treatment for this condition. People suffering from it are left to manage the disease on their own. They do so by trying to adjust their schedule and to adopt more suitable eating habits. However, it can be rather challenging. The symptoms, as well as the fitting treatment methods vary from person to person, so no universal advice can be given.

We look forward to seeing the adequate treatment for IBS being found soon. Meanwhile, we are grateful to use this opportunity to spread awareness among our audience and to take steps towards finding the cure as a CRO specializing in GI disorders.