IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It is a disease that has a wide ranging array of symptoms and ailments. Like the name suggests it affects the lower digestive tract, which is also known as the bowel. Symptoms come about due to dysfunction in how the bowel operates. IBS is a chronic condition and usually does not go away on it’s own without some form of intervention. In many cases IBS is not curable but can be managed so that a person can hopefully gain some of their life back.