Irritable bowel syndrome affects your digestive system. Symptoms include stomach cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, wind, mucus, nausea and tiredness – there are different types and your doctor will diagnose you. Symptoms can happen sporadically, last for days, weeks and even months. Scientists don’t know exactly what causes IBS and it can be a difficult condition to live with. Symptoms can be managed but there is no cure.
Keep a diary and speak to your doctor for further information.