The Hidden Impacts of IBS

1 in 5* Australians are affected by IBS. For many, the impact goes beyond just the symptoms

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How IBS can impact your lifestyle

IBS Sufferers share their experience

What is IBS?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common and chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine (colon).

What are some symptoms of IBS?

It is characterized by a group of symptoms that can vary in severity and can include:

  • Abdominal Pain or Discomfort
  • Changes in Bowel Habilts
  • Bloating and Gas
  • Mucus in the stool
  • Bowel Urgency
What were the findings of the survey?
  • 60% of respondants feel uncertain or pessimistic about managing their symptoms
  • Almost 1 in 5 say they have tried everything & feel like there's no solution.
  • Over half of the gen Z respondances (18-24 years) experience severe symptoms.
  • 91% suffer anxiety and depression
  • More than 50% experience both anxiety AND self-confidence issues
  • More than half said their IBS affects them in other areas of life too
Other areas that IBS can affect
IBS can affect sleep

54% say their sleep is affected

IBS can affect your Mood

70% say their mood is affected
80% of young Aussies say their mood is affected

IBS can affect Social Life

50% say their social life is affected
71% avoid leaving the house due to IBS symptoms.