Resources for IBS Awareness Month
April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness month. IBS is fairly common, though there are no specific tests for it, nor is there an exact cause. If you are looking to learn more about IBS, or promote information to help spread awareness, check out these resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other reputable agencies to get started today!
- MedlinePlus Health Topics – Irritable Bowel Syndrome – MedlinePlus is NLM’s premiere consumer health resource, with information in English and Spanish, as well as other select languages. MedlinePlus is a great place to get started on learning about any health topic, including definitions, information on diagnosis and treatment, and more information for specific populations.
- National Institute of Diabetes and and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) – NIDDK’s overview of IBS is comprehensive, including related news and related conditions for comparative information. Available in English and Spanish.
- For Parents and Children – Did you know children can have IBS? NIDDK also provides resources about the specifics of IBS in children. Introducing health topics to children can be tricky, but KidsHealth from Nemours makes it easy to teach kids about IBS. Includes resources for children, teens, and parents.
- Looking to get more involved with current IBS research? Search for open studies on ClinicalTrials.gov related to “colonic diseases”.
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