Prevalence of IBS-D
Although estimates vary, about 15 million adults in the U.S. may suffer from IBS-D. However, because IBS-D often goes under-recognized, under-diagnosed and untreated, the prevalence may be even greater. IBS-D generally impacts men and women equally, and occurs most often in people younger than age 55.
ABOUT 15 MILLION ADULTS
IN THE U.S.
MAY SUFFER FROM IBS-D
Impact of IBS-D
Sufferers with IBS-D may experience negative emotions, including:
Approximately 55% of sufferers with symptoms of IBS-D often don’t seek care due to embarrassment and fear.
Based on a survey of 247 people with IBS-D:
OF WOMEN RATED IBS-D AS EXTREMELY OR VERY BOTHERSOME
IBS-D SUFFERERS WERE DISTURBED BY GI SYMPTOMS ON AVERAGE ABOUT 144 DAYS EACH YEAR