Is irritable bowel syndrome interfering with your life in a major way? Tap or click on our interactive infographic, and learn how to foster a healthy gut.
Good emotional health can help ease irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. Here are three behavioral medicine techniques that may bring relief when other medical treatments don’t.
Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can occur anywhere in your digestive tract — not just in your bowels. Here’s why you feel symptoms where you do.
Traveling with irritable bowel syndrome is a challenge, but if you plan ahead, you can manage your symptoms. Try these five tips.
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Eating well can make all the difference in your daily life. Dietitian Laura Jeffers talks about how to maximize the nutrition you get from your diet, and how a registered dietitian can help.
If there are five people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), each one of them may have different causes for the exact same symptoms. Learn about a functional medicine perspective on treating IBS.
Do you have a sweet tooth? Most of us will overindulge at times. But the more sugar we consume, the more we want, says Mark Hyman, MD. However, the good news is that people can break the sugar addiction in 10 days. Here’s how.
Just the thought of a fecal transplant – of transplanting fecal matter from one person into another – may make a lot of people think, “ick.” It’s an uncomfortable idea. But consider that a fecal microbiota transplant can help people with stubborn, unhealthy gut flora. These are people struggling with recurring Clostridium difficile infections with … Read More
If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), knowing what to eat can feel like the holy grail. For some patients, the right diet, along with attention to exercise, can control symptoms without medication. For my patients, I often recommend a special diet of easily digestible food, called a low-FODMAP diet, which is detailed in this … Read More
If you have frequent abdominal pain, bloating, cramping diarrhea and/or constipation, you could worry that you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease — or even cancer. However, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can cause these symptoms too. IBS usually strikes people under age 45 and affects twice as many … Read More