Category: IBS Symptoms

IBS Symptoms: Heartburn

Understanding Acid Reflux, Heartburn and GERD The terms acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) are similar but not the same. Acid reflux means stomach acid flows back into the esophagus. Heartburn is...

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IBS and Difficulty Gaining Weight

The inability to lose weight as well as the inability to gain weight are frequently two sides of the same coin. Food allergies and sensitivities, gastrointestinal bacterial infections, yeast, and parasites can all interfere...

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IBS & Gall Bladder Issues

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...

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Symptoms of IBS: Diarrhea

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...

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What is Diverticulitis?

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...

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The Dreaded Constipation

Constipation is one of the primary symptoms defined as IBS. The two major factors for defining constipation are the frequency of bowel movements and their firmness. One sign that your digestive system is functioning...

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Understanding Constipation

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...

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