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What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

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The cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) varies from person to person, which is what makes IBS and the symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and chronic abdominal pain so difficult for most doctors to treat. However, through proper testing (and follow up treatment) you will be able to identify the exact cause or causes […]

Causes of IBS: Candida

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One of the more common causes of digestive problems is Candida, or yeast. Although there are other types of yeast, Candida is the word usually used to describe a problem with yeast. Although many people think of yeast infections as a female problem, yeast is an organism that can colonize any orifice. In the mouth […]

Symptoms of IBS: Diarrhea

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As you might suspect, diarrhea indicates that too much water is being retained (and therefore is not being absorbed) in the digestive tract.  Diarrhea is one of the most common symptoms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Treatment for IBS is usually focused on stopping this symptom, rather than finding and treating the condition that is […]

Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Food Allergies

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Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome with a Food Elimination Diet Followed by Food Challenge and Probiotics 
“Conclusion: These data demonstrate that identifying and appropriately addressing food sensitivity in IBS patients not previously responding to standard therapy results in a sustained clinical response and impacts on overall well being and quality of life in this challenging entity.” […]

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 Allergies Can Cause IBS

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Most people who suffer from IBS are suffering at least in part because of an allergic reaction to one or more foods. If you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking, “Not me, I don’t have a food allergy.” This is because most people think they have a pretty good understanding of food allergies. You may […]

Understanding Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a symptom set that can be caused by celiac disease.  The take away for those with IBS – get tested for celiac disease and other forms of gluten intolerance as part of your diagnosis process.  Testing can help you identify what you need to do to address the cause of […]

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 […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the Gall Bladder

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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 […]

Food Allergies and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Most people with IBS are suffering at least in part because of an allergic reaction to one or more foods. This often surprises people, who don’t believe that they have allergies. This is because they have friends whose allergy symptoms are different, or they think that food allergies result in hives, a rash, or some […]

Are gastrointestinal infections to blame with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

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I believe that the reason that many people with GI infections develop IBS is because those people have other factors that were already weakening their digestive tract prior to their infection. The infection was “the straw that broke the camel’s back” so to speak. Their GI tract couldn’t bounce back from the infection because there […]

4 Common Misconceptions about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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#1 – What is IBS? The biggest misconception is that IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) defines a specific medical condition. IBS is, by definition, just a group of symptoms affecting the digestive tract that haven’t been explained. Unlike cancer, a stroke, or the flu, IBS is more of a starting point than a diagnosis, because it […]

What Exactly is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

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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 […]