Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month in Canada
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month in Canada is held on April 1. Also Rosacea Awareness Month and Be a Donor Month. This event in the first decade of the month April is annual. Help us
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort, and altered bowel habit (chronic or recurrent diarrhea, constipation, or both – either mixed or in alternation). Canada has one of the highest prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome in the world – estimated 18% vs. 11% globally. More than 70% indicate that their symptoms interfere with everyday life and 46% report missing work or school due to IBS.
There is no one answer or diagnosis that applies to all people. I suggest that you contact your family doctor and discuss your symptoms and the tests he or she might want to do.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
National Dental Hygienists Week in Canada on April 3 (Held from Monday in the first full week of April);
Global Teen Health Week on April 6 (is the brainchild of Dr. Offutt);