Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

As possible factors that exacerbate IBS and common treatments for IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a chronic condition affecting your large intestine. The large intestine, also called the colon, absorbs water and nutrients from partially digested food moving through your digestive tract. With IBS, the muscular contractions of your colon are abnormal.

Discussion Groups for IDEAS Teenagers

Ever feel like no one else understands what it’s like to have intestinal disease? To help you get connected, iDEAS KiDS offers an online discussion group through Google Groups – a place to talk about the unique challenges of being a teenager, and find support from other teens with intestinal disease.

To protect your privacy and safety, the Teen iDEAS group is not public. Please talk to your parents about joining the group, and be sure to let them know there is a group for them too!

If you’d like to join, click here.

High School or College can be stressful with IBD learn simple stress management techniques that will help improve how you feel by changing your actions and thoughts.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Teenagers

The following links provide information about everything from symptoms to treatments, to how to talk to your friends about IBS.

Digestive Basics – Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children (NDDIC)

In children, IBS is treated mainly through changes in diet.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Teen Health)

Everyone gets a stomachache or a bout of diarrhea now and then. But for some people stomachaches are a regular occurrence.


Jr. IBS Network (IBS Network)

A website created by Ewan Powell includes jokes, information on symptoms, coping at school and keeping your spirits up