Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common and chronic gastrointestinal condition. IBS is a functional disorder, that is, the physical symptoms do not have any identifiable or known cause - it is therefore different to IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) which causes intestinal damage.
IBS affects about 15% of the global population. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea. While the cause remains a mystery, it is thought that unhealthy changes to your microbiome make IBS more likely.
Giant Microbes are excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach. No dissection required here!
IBS Giant Microbe is 150 x 130 x 30mm, made of red polyester plush, green and black stitching, with polyester filling and plastic eyes.
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.