Tag: IBS

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 and 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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Anemia Q&A

What is anemia? Anemia is a common blood disorder that is a decrease in the number of red blood cells (RBCs) and/or poorly formed red blood cells. These are the cells in your blood...

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What is Good Digestion?

Digestion should be the natural process of an exquisitely complex system that converts food into the materials needed for life: vitamins, minerals, fats, amino acids (proteins), and sugars (carbohydrates). From the average person’s point...

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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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IBS & Stress

(image thanks to etsu.edu) If you’ve been diagnosed with IBS, it’s likely that you have been advised to reduce your stress level. You may have been told to get regular exercise and adequate sleep,...

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Get Off Those Medications

The typical medical approach for treating IBS involves either doing nothing, or guessing at the problem and trying different medications. Many of the patients that come to the IBS Treatment Center have been on...

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Gastroparesis Is Often Curable

Gastroparesis is a motility disorder that patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive problems are sometimes given as a diagnosis, as noted in the journal Digestive and Liver Disease. Like irritable bowel...

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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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Stress Reduction

If you have been diagnosed with IBS, it is likely that you have been advised to reduce your stress level. You may have been told to get regular exercise and adequate sleep, and to...

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