Cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea are some of the common and uncomfortable symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Unfortunately, no one has yet discovered a specific cause for IBS, but there are many factors that are... Read more
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that's not always discussed openly, but is surprisingly common. Recent estimates state that 10% to 15% of the general population experiences uncomfortable and painful IBS symptoms like cramping, abdom... Read more
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) causes uncomfortable and painful symptoms like cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. In the U.S., this condition affects between 10% and 30% of the population. Traditional treatment for IBS usu... Read more
Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
Maybe you ate the wrong thing or, on a gotta-get-healthier kick, you ate too much of the right thing (think fiber). All you know is that the inevitable discomfort has ensued and your pants feel a little tighter than they did this morning. What exactl... Read more
Hey My name is Amanda. I'm 24 years old and I've recently been having a lot of trouble with IBS. As embarrassing as it is to put that out there i suppose that's part of dealing with it. About two weeks ago i made the decision that i needed a healthie... Read more
So i've been eating healthier than usual for the past 5 weeks, and my BM has been normal (every day). But this past week I have not gone! I took a laxitive this past Sunday which did help, but for the past 2 days I have not gone... i'm not sure if it... Read more
Most all my adult life - especially my "be healthy, eat right" life, I've been told "eat whole grains'. and do.
But for the last 4 weeks I've been battling with dispepisa (sp?), and doc is at the "let's go with diet" route.
She's cutting o... Read more
Our son has UC (ulcerative colitis) & he says he may have gotten it from consuming Carrageenan.It's a a thickener in "most" products, incl. many "health organic products." Google for a list of them. Well, interesting when he was growing up we drank... Read more
Hi I have MS which in turn keeps my IBS flared. I been taking Miralax and Dulcolax for days together and still get constipated for a few days and its wreaking havoc on my weight loss efforts. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I am going to... Read more
Constipation is a gastrointestinal issue for most diabetics. Causes: not enough water, low fiber foods, high meat intake, lack of exercise, stress, nerve damage, thyroid issues, improper food and improper fluid intake& even medication. Drink lots of... Read more
Between gas, constipation and acid reflux, digestive issues are among the most unpleasant ailments—and the touchiest topics to broach. But getting to the root of your problems can ease discomfort and allay embarrassing symptoms. Learn how to ta... Read more
Ten years ago March was declared National Colorectal Awareness Month in order to help raise awareness to the second leading cause of cancer deaths here in the United States. Research has shown approximately 5% of the American adult population will b... Read more
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