Kids with IBS – What it Feels Like

Embarrassing gas and stomach noises, running to the bathroom in the middle of class, constant visits to the nurse’s office…

Kids suffering from IBS often struggle to talk about their symptoms. Many times, they don’t even know there’s a problem. Only after countless doctor visits, medications, and tests do they get a diagnosis of IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 

Even with a diagnosis of IBS, it can be hard to find relief. 

Sometimes kids back on foods they’re eating and avoid certain food groups altogether. Over time they risk unintentional weight loss and an unbalanced diet. 

For many kids, specific food sensitivities trigger their IBS symptoms, typically high-FODMAPs foods.

Learn more about the types of foods that trigger IBS symptoms: