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What Is the Prognosis With IBS?Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition. This means that there is no known cure. However, IBS is not life-threatening, it doesn't affect longevity, and most people don't develop serious health conditions because of it. Research shows that less than 5 percent of people with IBS develop another digestive condition.
Other Names for Irritable Bowel SyndromeThrough the years, irritable bowel syndrome has been called by many names, including:
- Mucous colitis
- Spastic colon
- Spastic bowel.