Is It Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Stomach cramps, gas, bloating and a constant see-saw between constipation and sudden attacks of diarrhea. Sound familiar? That's the constellation of symptoms that people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) struggle with every day. What's worse, though, is the suddenness of IBS attacks, which leave IBS sufferers constantly on alert for the nearest bathroom.Read more
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10 to 20%
The percentage of Americans who have IBS
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Q&As
Nina Singh, MD
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates
What causes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – also known as spastic colon, spastic colitis, mucous colitis and nervous or functional bowel – is an alteration with the way the nervous system and the gut interact. Often people have significant . . .
- Q Can irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) be prevented?
- Q How can chronic stress affect irritable bowel syndrome?
- Q How do I know if I have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
- Q Why is family history important in an irritable bowel (IBS) diagnosis?
- Q What disorders may be mistaken for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
- Q What are common triggers for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
- Q Can I try alternative remedies for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
- Q Can psychotherapy relieve irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms?
- Q How does dietary fiber affect irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
- Q How can I control my IBS symptoms?
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