IBS Impact is a grassroots effort, founded in 2010, by people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome who are committed to public awareness and self-advocacy by people with IBS. We also welcome family members, friends and professionals who support us.
Our members and supporters volunteer their time and resources. We are not a business or charity. We are independent of all existing resources, but welcome constructive collaboration and encourage members and site visitors to make their own informed decisions for their individual situations.
Our website includes original content and reputable resources in several countries. Visit and join us at http://www.ibsimpact.com As of March 2012, the Twitter feed can be found at @ibsimpact. A Facebook page was launched in May 2012 as IBS Impact.
IBS Impact supports the furtherance of peer-reviewed, evidence-based research, treatment and support systems for IBS, accurate to the best of current international scientific knowledge of the field. As much as possible, we make reference to and link to such sources, with which we are personally familiar, or have made efforts to verify through reputable contacts in the functional gastrointestinal disorder professional community. We recognize that many aspects of IBS research are still evolving or newly emerging, and that what is currently considered scientific truth about IBS may change from new research insights in the future.
We also recognize that people with IBS vary in their experiences, that some of these may not fit “typical” patterns discussed by professionals, and that many people with IBS do choose to try and/or appear to be helped by complementary, alternative or self-help interventions at some point. We support the open sharing of diverse lived experiences and perspectives by people with IBS and those close to them, and fully informed choices in this regard as well. As such, IBS Impact makes an effort to clearly state when information about IBS on our sites or social media is based on anecdotal experiences, conflicting or controversial research, is unproven, based on preliminary results, or is considered by functional gastrointestinal disorder professionals to be scientifically well established, as the case may be.
IBS Impact is focused on IBS education, awareness and advocacy, not on treatment or emotional support per se. Please consult your own health care providers for specific diagnosis or treatment questions. Links to several support group resources can be found on the main IBS Impact site links page.
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