IBS - Treatments

11 Natural and Homeopathic Ways to Relieve Diarrhea

Sure, you can reach for pink bismuth, the old standby. But if you're interested in a different approach, keep reading.

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?

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.

Fecal Transplants: New Hope for Severe IBS and C. Diff Sufferers

A not-so-new therapy for treating Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may bring relief through a not-so-pleasant-sounding treatment.

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.

Common Antibiotic May Help Relieve IBS Symptoms

A common antibiotic that treats travelers' diarrhea appears to have a benefit for those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Here’s what studies have found.

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?

How to Cope with Bowel Incontinence

While it may be embarrassing to talk about, don't hesitate to tell your doctor about any symptoms of bowel incontinence you may be experiencing. Good treatments are available to improve, if not completely correct, the problem.

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.

All About Anal Fissures and Fistulas

Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments.

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.

Understanding Short Bowel Syndrome

Short bowel syndrome refers to a group of problems associated with the poor absorption of nutrients that usually occurs in people who have had half or more of their small intestine surgically removed. So can people with this short bowel syndrome live normal lives?

Pouchitis 101

Diarrhea. Abdominal pain. Fever. Dehydration. If you've ever suffered from something called pouchitis, you're all too familiar with these symptoms. Here, learn how to manage this painful condition.

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.

Researchers Identify Genes Linked to Ulcerative Colitis

Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in New York City have identified genes linked to ulcerative colitis, one of the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBS).

Study Shows St. John's Wort Not Effective for IBS

If you have IBS, you're probably constantly on the lookout for new treatments. Well, you may be disheartened to hear the results of a recent study.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Increases Risk for Blood Clots

Scientists are saying that those with IBD may be 16 times more likely to suffer from dangerous blood clots.

Probiotics May Fight IBD Symptoms

A recent study may be shedding light on a new remedy for IBD.

Peppermint Oil May Ease IBS Symptoms

An analysis of more than a dozen of trials suggests that peppermint oil may be the key to relief.

How Exercising Can Ease Your IBS Pain

Research is showing that exercise can also help relieve some of the painful symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Can Hypnosis Ease Your IBS?

Studies are showing that this mind-body technique may ease the cramping and bloating associated with IBS.

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.

Is Surgery an Option for Crohn's?

Find out if surgery may help ease your symptoms.

Taking Crohn's on the Road

With some careful preparation, you can enjoy a successful and stress-free time away from home.

Fish Oil & Relapse: What's the Connection?

Early studies of the effectiveness of fish oil in maintaining remission in Crohn's patients have been quite promising. Fish oil has anti-inflammatory properties because of the omega-3 fatty acids it contains—and Crohn's is an inflammatory disease.
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