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    1. 9 IBS Myths Busted

      There’s still a lot of confusion about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), including what it is and how best to treat it. So it’s easy for misconceptions about the condition to sound like facts. If you or your loved one has IBS, here’s what you should know about nine of the most common myths out there.

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    2. The Truth About Gas

      Though the words “burp” and “fart” make most kids giggle, adults usually get shy when they get gassy and pretend that it never happened. But sometimes, it’s hard to ignore.  Many people don’t know much about intestinal gas, even though we all have it. It’s time to take the air out of some of the myt

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    3. How to Find and Choose a Probiotic

      If you’re ready to add probiotics to your diet, you have a lot of options. Now that more research shows these "good bacteria" may help with digestive problems, you just need to know where to find them. One common source is supplements. You can buy them as tablets, capsules, powders, or liquids. Look

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    4. Crohn's Disease: Diet and Nutrition

      Diet does not cause Crohn's disease. But pay attention to what you eat, because it can help you control your symptoms. Cutting out some foods may help, especially during a flare. Still, you want to make sure you eat a variety of healthy foods. "At this point, we don't have an ideal diet for Crohn's.

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    5. Take Control of Ulcerative Colitis Flares

      An important part of your ulcerative colitis (UC) treatment is to calm flares when they happen. But if you keep your disease in check, you may also have fewer symptoms over time. Here are six ways you can work to make flares become rare. Many people with UC stay on low doses of drugs such as 5-ASA,

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    6. A Guide for New Parents With Ulcerative Colitis

      Ulcerative colitis (UC) has been a part of Jennifer Guarnaccia's life since she was 13. For the last 4 years, the 28-year-old mom has had on-and-off symptom flares. Her most common problems: stomach cramps, fatigue, mouth sores, and diarrhea. "Some days I feel great. But more than half the time it's

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    7. Lactose-Free Milk and Nondairy Beverages

      Does milk upset your stomach? You could be lactose intolerant. But even if you are, you can probably still enjoy light coffee and creamy desserts without discomfort. Here's how. Dairy products are high in calcium, protein, and other nutrients. You may still be able to get these nutrients from dairy

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    8. 10 Tips for When Your Meds Trigger Heartburn

      If you take any prescription or over-the-counter medications, you may have side effects. And one of them can be heartburn -- that burning in your chest or throat that happens when acid flows up from your stomach. Don’t assume you’ll just have to live with it. Make a list of all the medications you t

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    9. Lactose: How Much Can You Take?

      If your doctor just broke the news that you're lactose intolerant, it doesn't mean you'll never get to savor another bite of ice cream. At first, many people fear they'll have to give up all dairy products, says Dee Sandquist, RD, a dietitian in Fairfield, Iowa. But with some trial and error, most p

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    10. Lactose-Free Recipes for Your Favorite Dishes

      You can still enjoy tasty dishes, even if you don’t digest lactose well. For a delicious change of pace, try these lactose-free entree and snack recipes.

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