A Significant Cost to the Economy
In Canada, the economic and health-care related costs of IBS exceed $6.5 billion annually. Causing frequent work and school absenteeism, IBS can significantly erode an individual’s productivity and quality of life. Canadians suffering from IBS miss an average of 13 work days a year - approximately $8 billion of lost productivity annually. Hospitals rate IBS as the 4th most expensive digestive disease in Canada.