Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Affects Up to 18% of Population. Does Where You Carry Your Cell Phone Play a Role?

Posted on June 17, 2019 11:48 am

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By B.N. Frank

Since IBS affects 6-18% of people worldwide, it’s likely that you know at least one person who has it.  According to WebMD it affects between 25-45 million Americans – most of whom are women who acquire the condition in their late teens and early 40s.

The Mayo Clinic reports “The precise cause of IBS isn’t known” but that it may be triggered by food, stress, and hormones.  Anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues are also associated with it too.

Could where people carry their cell phones play a role?  Whenever it’s carried in someone’s purse, bag