Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in Children
Source: NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
This NIH/NIDDK 12-pg handout defines IBS, its common symptoms and possible causes, how it differs from IBD, and how IBS is diagnosed in children using Rome III. It covers the treatment of IBS including dietary changes, medications to control constipation and diarrhea, and stress management. A basic diagram of the bowel and its functions is also included.