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How to Manage IBS and Chronic Constipation

Here’s what works—and what doesn’t—for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic constipation.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Increases Risk of Developing Skin Cancer

People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBD) have a higher risk of developing skin cancer than those who do not have the disease, according to a 2014 study by Mayo Clinic researchers. What is IBD? Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic, inflammatory dis...

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Treatment

IBS Diagnosis and Treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome is difficult to diagnose because the disease causes no known physical abnormalities that doctors can identify through exams, imaging studies, or lab testing.

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Risk Factors

Causes and Symptoms of IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common—and frequently misunderstood—digestive disorders. One in five adults in the United States has symptoms, yet only a small number seek treatment.

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Just How Common is IBS?

IBS is the most commonly diagnosed GI disorder in the U.S. But is it over-diagnosed?

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Diet as a Therapy for IBS

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by Magnus Simrén, M.D. Do you sometimes experience stomach pain, bloating and irregular bowel movements, either constipation and/or diarrhea? If so, you understand how uncomfortable certain foods and ...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Osteoporosis

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month, so we’d like to discuss this disorder and its connection to osteoporosis. One in five people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and approximately 30-60% of those with IBS also have osteoporo...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome is Connected to Chronic Pain

Women are twice as likely to have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Women are also more likely to develop a chronic painful condition like fibromyalgia. Is it coincidental that women are more likely to have irritable bowel syndrome and/or chronic pain? ...

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I Am Looking For Information On The Foods That Might Excerbate Bile Salt Diarrhea

Question Asked by Simone I Am Looking For Information On The Foods That Might Excerbate Bile Salt Diarrhea I was diagnosed years ago as having Irritable Bowel Syndrome. No matter the treatment, what foods I eliminated, it continued to get worse. My c...