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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What should you know?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What should you know? What is it?  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a varied group of gastrointestinal conditions that is not fully understood. What causes IBS?  Psychological factors do not cause IBS.  But IBS can make anxiety … Continue reading

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Irritable bowel syndrome. Innovative treatment…

Research about irritable bowel syndrome is turning us away from an “old friend” and instead to two different types of medicine.  A compilation of 56 randomized controlled trials (read this:  really good research studies) showed that there is better treatment … Continue reading

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(Irritating) irritable bowel syndrome. What is it? What to do about it?

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common intestinal problem.  We are unsure why it occurs.  It may signal intestinal hypersensitivity to pain or nerves–or a change in bowel bacteria.  A “textbook case” involves a 20-year-old woman with symptoms as below. Bloating and gas Constipation … Continue reading

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