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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the intestines that leads to crampy pain, gassiness, bloating, and changes in bowel habits.
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How is IBS Different from Other Conditions?
People with IBS are often diagnosed with other conditions. How do doctors tell the difference between IBS and other diseases?

Ways to Make Your IBS Flare
Do you know that some of the things you do every day could be causing problems for your IBS?

Treating Abdominal Pain from Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Abdominal pain is a common symptom of IBS. Learn how IBS pain is treated through prescription drugs such as antispasmotics and antidepressants and alternative therapies such as peppermint.

Dealing With Constipation from Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Most people with IBS suffer from diarrhea, but a small group has either constipation or alternating constipation and diarrhea as their main complaint. Constipation is a very common problem and is estimated to be the cause for approximately 2 million doctor visits each year.

Dealing With Diarrhea from Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Most people with IBS have intermittent bouts of diarrhea. Learn how to prevent it in the first place, and deal with it when it does happen.

Gender Differences in IBS
In the United States and other western countries, twice as many women as men seek treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In fact, IBS is largely perceived as a women’s health issue even though there are men who suffer from it as well. Why are more women diagnosed as men? Does the answer lie in the physical, chemical, social or emotional...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children
Children can have irritable bowel syndrome, too, and the treatments are different from those used for adults.

The Irritable Bowel Syndrome-Fibromyalgia Connection
With so many people who have IBS also having fibromyalgia, is it time to consider a common cause?

The Top 10 Facts You Should Know About IBS
With all the misinformation that surrounds Irritable Bowel Syndrome, it's important to take stock of what we do know.

Myths About Irritable Bowel Syndrome
There are many myths that surround irritable bowel syndrome. Learn the truth about some of things you may have heard.

Does Irritable Bowel Syndrome Lead To Cancer Or IBD?
Irritable bowel syndrome is often painful and disruptive to those who have it, but can it lead to other conditions such as colorectal cancer, Crohn's disease, or ulcerative colitis?

Top 5 Books for IBS
Some suggestions for books about IBS.

Packing a Lunch for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Some ideas for packing a lunch for kids who have IBS.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome FAQ
Your basic IBS primer with information about all aspects of this condition.

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