Tag: 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 & 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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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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Treating Abdominal Pain

(image thanks to bigsip.wordpress.com) 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...

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What is IBS?

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...

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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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IBS and Your Gallbladder

Explore this article When Should You Have Your Gallbladder Removed Will Removing Your Gallbladder Relieve IBS Symptoms Non-Surgical Ways to Treat a Poorly Functioning Gallbladder Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive...

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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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