IBS - Management

Link Between Digestive Diseases and Migraines?

Studies shed light on the possibility that your migraines are connected to digestive disorders.

Got IBS? Lower Your FODMAPs For Relief

GI specialists say 70 percent of people with IBS can reduce their symptoms by following a low-FODMAP diet. What are FODMAPs, and what role do they play in digestion?

IBS: Real Condition, Real Symptoms

An estimated 10 to 20 percent of the population is living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). What may be worse: they may also be living with the mistaken notion that it's all in their head.

5 Digestive To-Dos

Do chew your food slowly. Do eat a vinegar-dressed salad after your meal. Plus three more stomach-smart ideas.

Could Gut Bacteria Cause Your IBS?

Health experts suspected bacteria played a role in Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but the research was inconclusive. Until now.

Key Differences Between IBS Symptoms

Abdominal Distension? Bloating? These IBS symptoms are similar, but there are differences you should know.

Probiotics: Beneficial Bacteria

These friendly bacteria can do wonders for your digestive system. Learn how your body can start reaping the benefits.

Can Talk Therapy Provide Pain Relief?

Typically thought of as a remedy for depression, some experts are studying the effects of talk therapy on chronic pain.

Gassy at Night? 9 Steps to Take

If diet or lifestyle habits are at the root of your bloating or gas overload, there are steps you can take during the day to avoid having problems at night.

The Link Between IBS and Fibromyalgia

Research shows that as many as 60 percent of IBS patients also have fibromyalgia and as many as 70 percent of fibromyalgia patients have IBS. So what’s the connection? Get the answer here.

Can Aloe Vera Ease IBS?

This transparent gel that oozes from the pulp of aloe vera leaves has traditionally been used to treat wounds and skin conditions. But new research suggests that an extract from this succulent, perennial plant may also offer relief from IBS symptoms.

Should You Get Screened for Ovarian Cancer?

Some physicians call ovarian cancer the silent killer because of its vague, non-specific symptoms. So on the surface, it sounds like regular screening would save lives. But it's not that simple.

Commonly Misdiagnosed Digestive Problems

Digestive problems tend to disguise themselves as other conditions, and as a result, it can be difficult to get an accurate diagnosis. But your health depends on it.

Understanding Leaky Gut Syndrome

This condition is the result of damage to the intestinal lining, which allows larger-than-normal particles such as undigested food, microbes, wastes, and toxins to get into the lymphatic system or bloodstream, triggering an immune response that causes inflammation.

Charcoal Capsules for IBS: Help or Hype?

Can diet, stress-reduction, and change of lifestyle be our only hope to remedy IBS or can charcoal capsules be the next cure?

Holiday Stress Aggravating Your IBS?

The holiday season is a joyful time, but the anxiety of facing crowded malls, planning family festivities, and making the rounds at parties can cause an already sensitive digestive system to act up. Here's how to regain your calm when the stressors just keep on coming.

Using Massage to Ease Digestive Ills

Massage therapy may be helpful in relieving stress, which can disrupt the digestive process and aggravate IBS symptoms. It may also help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with other digestive disorders.

Broccoli and Plantain Fibers May Prevent Crohn's Disease Relapse

Scientists have found that broccoli and plantain fibers may significantly prevent E.coli movement within the bowels.

New Camera Technology Improves Colonoscopy Screening Results

A new type of camera is making it possible for doctors to get a better look at colorectal polyps and other lesions that may be missed with the current colonoscope alone.

All About Anal Fissures and Fistulas

Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments.

The Health Boosting Benefits of Vitamin K

Already a nutritional superstar, Vitamin K may be even more beneficial than we think. Find out how to get your daily dose.

The Connection between IBS and Sugar

New research is suggesting a strong correlation between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and sugar intolerance. So what does this mean for you and your chances for finding digestive relief?

How to Cope with Diarrhea-Predominant IBS

People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are all too familiar with its symptoms: Cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. But for people with diarrhea-predominant IBS, or IBS-D, diarrhea is the primary symptom. Here, tips to cope.

Could Fluctuating Hormones Be the Cause of Your Bloating?

Bloating is never pleasant, but uncomfortable and irritating. Not only is bloating caused by foods and stress, but can also be induced by hormones. Find out how this happens and what you can do to prevent it.

How Much Gas is Too Much?

It may be embarrassing to talk about gas, but how much gas is too much is important to keep in mind. Find out when is it normal and healthy and when does it indicate that your stomach health is at risk.

How to Live a Normal Life with IBS

While living with IBS can be challenging, it doesn't have to prevent you from enjoying an active lifestyle. After all, you may not be looking to run a marathon or travel the world. You just want to live a normal life. Here, we show you how.

Clostridium Difficile (CDF) and Crohn’s: What’s the Connection?

This microbe could pose a problem for your condition.

The Link between Celiac Disease and Crohn's

Although they are different diseases, Celiac and Crohn’s share similar symptoms and characteristics.

The Food, Exercise, and Digestion Connection

Learn about the important link between the three.

The Lowdown on Natural Digestive Remedies

Don't turn to meds just yet; these natural alternatives may do the trick.
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