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
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
Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
I've had normal bowel movements for the longest time. Have not been constipated since before I was veg (almost 4 years ago) but a couple days ago I decided to up my protein (plant based of course) and did not poop until today. Help! #protein... Read more
Any others with irritable bowel disease? Or with ileostomies? I have Crohn's and can't eat high fiber diets or other supposedly "healthy" foods because it can cause flares & intestinal blockages. #crohns #IBD #lowfiber... Read more
Hi there. I'm looking for a weight loss plan/diet (preferably a free one, as I am on disability, and can't afford one of those pay-for plans) that is customized for someone with Type 2 Diabetes, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and low energy. I'd also pref... Read more
IBS is incredibly common. I have heard that stress can play a part in symptoms for some. So, stress reduction is important. Exercise...I also heard that it can help. Yoga...helps with stress and is also a form of exercise. Worth a try, maybe.... Read more
What kind of IBS do you have (IBS-C, IBS-D or mixed)? The type will have an effect on how you manage it. Daily or twice daily Citrucel (less chance of causing bloating vs Metamucil) often helps with all forms. But, how much depends on type.... Read more
Hey friends!!I have pretty bad IBS and started this supplement called Skinny Fiber about 2 weeks ago. This has changed my life! We all know fiber keeps you full and stabilizes blood sugar to curb hunger, but those of us with IBS have trouble digestin... 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
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