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IBS & Gall Bladder Issues

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Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea or abdominal pain often wonder if they have a problem with their gallbladder. Problems with the gallbladder can indeed cause these symptoms. However, many people find that having their gallbladder removed did little or nothing to help their IBS, or even […]

IBS Symptoms: Headaches & Migraines

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Many people with chronic headaches suffer from them for years with no permanent relief. Whether or not you have migraine headaches, tension headaches, sinus headaches, or an undetermined form of headache, it is very possible that you are suffering from food allergy-induced inflammation. Recent research on migraines indicates that food allergies mediated by IgG-type antibodies […]

Study Shows Fatigue Common in People with IBS and Food Hypersensitivities.

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This study shows that fatigue is common in people with IBS and food hypersensitivities. From National Institutes of Health: Chronic fatigue in patients with unexplained self-reported food hypersensitivity and irritable bowel syndrome: validation of a Norwegian translation of the Fatigue Impact Scale. Authors: Lind R, Berstad A, Hatlebakk J, Valeur J. SourceDepartment of Medicine, Haukeland […]

What is Diverticulitis?

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Diverticulitis, although not Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), is closely related to IBS. The real difference is that in diverticulosis doctors can see the damage, thus giving you the impression that they know why you are suffering. Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality people suffering from diverticulitis are no better off than those […]

Study Explores Connection Between Reflux and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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This 10 year study found a strong correlation between reflux and IBS. We are not surprised. Many of our IBS patients experience reflux, and often both the reflux and the IBS is gone once they receive treatment here. But you don’t have to have IBS to be successfully treated for reflux. Excerpt from the study […]

Causes of IBS: Intestinal Microorganisms and Parasites

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Our intestines are a rich and thriving ecosystem, when we are healthy. The massive surface of our intestines (about the same as a tennis court) provides everything needed for life – space, moisture, and nutrients. Given the ubiquity of anti-bacterial products in our society, many people are surprised to learn that they have about 10 […]

Food Allergy and IBS Symptoms Go Beyond the Stomach

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There are several hundred potential causes of IBS, but most cases result from issues that fit into two major categories: Food Allergies and Intolerances Microbial Issues  – including infections, bacterial imbalances, yeast, and parasites There are other issues as well and since every patient is different it is essential to understand what is causing the […]

Treating Abdominal Pain

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People often think that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has to involve diarrhea or constipation, but often it does not. For many people the only obvious symptom is abdominal pain. And the pain can vary from a mild discomfort to incredibly debilitating. Chronic abdominal pain is one of the top 5 reasons that people to go […]

What is IBS?

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a bowel disorder characterized by diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and chronic abdominal pain. It is fairly common and makes up 20-50% of visits to gastroenterologists. Although formal diagnosis depends on a very specific set of symptoms, the range of symptoms that occur in patients diagnosed with IBS […]

What is Diverticulitis?

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Diverticulitis, although not Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), is closely related to IBS. The real difference is that in diverticulosis doctors can see the damage, thus giving you the impression that they know why you are suffering. Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality people suffering from diverticulitis are no better off than those […]

Diagnosing and Treating Abdominal Pain

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People often think that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has to involve diarrhea or constipation, but often it does not. For many people the only obvious symptom is abdominal pain. And the pain can vary from a mild discomfort to incredibly debilitating. In fact, chronic abdominal pain is one of the top 5 reasons that people […]

Should You Have Your Gallbladder Removed?

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Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea or abdominal pain often wonder if they have a problem with their gallbladder. Problems with the gallbladder can indeed cause these symptoms. However, many people find that having their gallbladder removed did little or nothing to help their IBS, or even […]

When is it questionable to remove the gallbladder?

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It is often tempting for physicians to blame the gallbladder for abdominal pain and digestive problems even when there is little or no evidence that the gallbladder is the culprit. It’s a relatively simple procedure, and most people don’t miss it too much. If stones are present, then the decision is easy to make. However, […]

The Dreaded Constipation

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The two major factors for defining constipation are the frequency of bowel movements and their firmness. One sign that your digestive system is functioning optimally is that you have at least one bowel movement per day. However, bowel movements that are difficult to pass, very firm, or made up of small rabbit-like pellets qualify as […]