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What to Do When Your Stomach Bug Won’t Go Away

If you’ve battled a gastrointestinal (GI) infection before, you know it’s not pleasant. But typically symptoms don’t last longer than a few days. However, in some cases, the effects linger for weeks or months — even after a person is no longer vomiting or having severe symptoms after a bad bout with a virus or … Read More

Best and Worst Foods for IBS

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

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: 7 Trigger-busters

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

Tummy Pain or IBS: Know the Difference

It can be difficult to know the difference between a regular stomach ache and something you should talk about with your  doctor. Repeated stomach issues could be a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Read this brief Q&A to learn more. Q: I’m having digestive issues. Could it be irritable bowel syndrome? A: Irritable bowel … Read More