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What other health problems affect irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
The five following health problems may interfere with your recovery from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS):
  • Alcohol abuse and alcoholism
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Somatoform disorder
  • Eating disorder (anorexia/bulimia)
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome & the Mind-Body Brain-Gut Connection: 8 Steps for Living a Healthy Life with a Functiona (The Mind-Body Connection Series)

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