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    1. How to Feel Fresh Despite Frequent Diarrhea

      Perhaps you’re stuck in the middle seat on a long plane ride. Or you’re at an important event like a wedding or a business dinner. Or maybe you’re in a meeting with your boss at work. If you often get diarrhea, it’s easy to worry that it will happen at a bad moment. Sometimes what’s even harder than

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    2. 8 Ways to Be in Control Despite Frequent Diarrhea

      You probably don’t talk about it much. But if you tend to get diarrhea often, it can get to you. Many people get at least one short-term bout of diarrhea every year, whether from an infection or other cause. For some people, though, it keeps happening. No matter what the cause -- a gut condition, a

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    3. 7 Things People With IBD Wish You Knew

      No one diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis understands everything about their condition. Scientists and doctors don’t. Researchers have spent millions trying to figure it out. So when someone doesn’t know what IBD is all about -- that those letters stand for inflammatory bowel disea

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    4. Digestive Disorders and Your Job

      You’re in a meeting with a client when it starts. The gurgling. The cramping. The pain. You know that if you don’t get to the bathroom now, you may have a problem. With a hasty “excuse me,” you get up from the table and make a mad dash, leaving your client confused and your coworkers worried. When y

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    5. Why Is It So Hard to Diagnose Crohn’s Disease?

      At 9, Natalie Rosenthal started having terrible stomach pains, fatigue, and diarrhea. She had dark circles under her eyes. She stopped growing taller or gaining weight. “I had spasms whenever I ate anything,” says Rosenthal, now 40. “The pediatrician at first told my mom that I had a nervous stomach

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    6. The Facts About Fiber

      Chances are, you need more fiber in your diet. It can help keep your digestive system on track. “Fiber actually works as a bowel regulator and can be effective for both constipation and diarrhea,” says gastroenterologist David Goldstein, MD, of Old Hook Medical Associates in Emerson, NJ. When you're

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    7. Diarrhea: Triggers and Treatments

      You get cramps, followed by a strong urge to have a bowel movement, then loose stools. If it happens once or twice a year, it’s a passing bother. But when diarrhea lasts for weeks, you’ve got something that impacts your life. Your doctor can help find the things that start your chronic diarrhea. He

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    8. Stress, Anxiety, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      It's not entirely clear how stress, anxiety, and irritable bowel syndrome are related -- or which one comes first -- but studies show they can happen together. When a doctor talks to people with this digestive disorder, "what you find is that about 60% of IBS patients will meet the criteria for one

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    9. IBS-D Travel Tips

      Whether you’re planning a business trip to Boston or a fun family getaway to the beach, travel always involves a little anxiety. What if my flight’s delayed and I miss the connection? Will there be any good restaurants within walking distance of my hotel? But if you have irritable bowel syndrome wit

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    10. 8 Social-Life Tips for IBS-D

      Just when she should've been enjoying life the most, Amber Vesey reached her lowest point. By the time she was in college, the irritable bowel syndrome she'd been diagnosed with at 15 was sending her to the hospital over and over again. It morphed into the type of the disease that comes with diarrhe

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