Pain definitely isn’t all psychological, but some doctors say behavioral medicine is one of the best and most underutilized tools to help people with irritable bowel syndrome and other chronic GI disorders.
Do you have IBS? Living with irritable bowel syndrome is tricky because symptoms and triggers vary. Get advice from GI experts to help you avoid the most common mistakes.
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.
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.
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Traveling with irritable bowel syndrome is a challenge, but if you plan ahead, you can manage your symptoms. Try these five tips.
We’ve all heard of the purported health benefits of probiotics, but what exactly is it that is supposed to make these healthy little microbes good for you?
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.
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
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