It can appear in most anyone at any age, yet many people are reluctant to reveal they even have this common medical disorder. It brings on painful flare-ups that can alter work life, school life, and social life. It's called, irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. According to the National Institutes of Health, IBS-related symptoms may affect millions of Americans. Even so, it isn't the easiest subject for people to talk about. Likewise, it isn't an easy condition to understand, perhaps because there is no single cause. In this program we'll look at the very challenging condition of irritable bowel syndrome, learn what often triggers its symptoms, and hear how patients are learning to better control its effects on their lives.