IBD and IBS: two very different conditions

Chronic bowel conditions have taken over the news recently, with the likes of Bethany Townsend and Blake Beckford raising awareness for colostomy and other related conditions. However, those who are not familiar with the topic tend to confuse IBD and IBS, or treat them like they are the same disease.

As a public service announcement, here is the meaning and difference between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).