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Introducing myIBS – Your Essential Tool for Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that is considered a functional gut disorder. This means that your digestive system is not working the way it’s supposed to, but there isn’t anything structurally wrong in the gut. Individuals with IBS may experience constipation, diarrhea, or both, often accompanied by varying degrees of discomfort. While the exact cause of IBS remains unclear, factors such as diet, stress, and gut sensitivity are believed to play a role in its development.

Managing IBS can be challenging, but in today’s digital age, there are tools available to help! Meet myIBS, a FREE, comprehensive tracking app developed by the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF), designed to empower individuals in taking control of their IBS. Crafted in collaboration with leading gastroenterologists and primary care physicians, myIBS offers a complete suite of features to help you understand and manage your symptoms effectively.

At its core, myIBS is a symptom tracker that allows you to log various aspects of your daily life, including symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating, food and drink, stress levels, medications and supplements, and sleep quality. Whether you’re grappling with constipation, diarrhea, or a combination of symptoms, myIBS tailors your tracking experience to suit your individual needs.

Beyond symptom tracking, myIBS serves as a source of information and support. With access to resources on treatment options such as the low FODMAP diet, cognitive behavioural therapy, medications, supplements, and more, myIBS empowers you to make informed decisions about your health. Finally, after tracking for at least 5 days, myIBS provides you with reports to discover new connections between your symptoms, well-being, and the treatment plan you are on. This will allow you to have more meaningful discussions with your doctor and work together towards better outcomes.

Practical features such as reminders and customizable settings ensure that managing your IBS is seamless and hassle-free. Whether you need a gentle nudge to log your symptoms or a reminder to take your medication, myIBS has you covered.

IBS can significantly impact a person’s quality of life, affecting daily activities and social interactions. Despite its prevalence, IBS can be challenging to diagnose and manage, highlighting the importance of accessible and effective tools like myIBS in empowering individuals to navigate their condition with confidence and ease.

Download the app by clicking on the links below or by searching myIBS in your App Store / Google Play Store. Learn more about IBS at

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