Home > Medical > IBS > About IBS Updated 17 August 2017 Busted! 10 myths about IBS you should never believe Although IBS is a medically recognised disorder, there are still many myths about this frequently debilitating condition. We bust 10 of them. 0 Read more:SEE: How to help your child cope with IBS7 tips on how to eat out with IBSDo you suffer from IBS? Mandy Freeman Related articles Only 20% of IBS sufferers seek medical help There is no single treatment that is effective in all irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients – which indicates a need to develop new therapies. 5 things you must know about IBS Let’s understand this gastrointestinal disorder better. The role of stress in IBS If we feel stressed on an ongoing basis, our stress hormones are activated all the time, disrupting our digestion and other physical processes. This may be a contributing factor to irritable bowel syndrome.