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    1. What Are Probiotics?

      Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help ke

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    2. The Rise of the Do-It-Yourself Fecal Transplant

      Dec. 9, 2015 -- Hallie found relief from 7 years of unrelenting stomach pain at the bottom of her 3-year-old nephew’s froggy potty. She took his stool out of the training toilet, “mushed it up” with some saline solution in a plastic baggie and then squirted it into her rectum using an empty enema bo

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    3. Help for IBS: Medications, Diet, and More

      Today, people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have more medication choices than ever before, and doctors know more about how to treat the condition. Because IBS symptoms vary from person to person, there isn't one remedy that's best for everyone. "It really has to be tailored to the patient," sa

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    4. Fibromyalgia and IBS: What’s the Connection?

      Knots grip your arms and legs, and your muscles ache. Your belly has cramps, too. Could the pain be connected? If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or fibromyalgia, it’s likely you have the other one, too. They often happen together, but how they are related is not understood. Only a small amo

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    5. Best Bets for Beating Gas

      All of us, whether we admit it or not, have a story about the one that got away: Maybe you were on a first date and ate something that didn’t agree with you. Or you were in a quiet movie theater, or thought you were alone, but it turned out you weren’t. Embarrassing? Oh, yes. But take heart: Gas --

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    6. Post-Op Bacterial Infection Ups Complications Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People recuperating from surgery are much more likely to die or develop complications if they become infected with a dangerous diarrhea-causing bacteria, a new study suggests. Patients at VA hospitals who contracted C

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    7. Food Allergies Tied to Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

      Nov. 12, 2015 -- Food allergies and genes that raise your odds of getting allergic diseases might play roles in some people's irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), two new studies suggest. Allergic asthma, rhinitis, and eczema go hand-in-hand with diarrhea and bad digestive reactions to food in certain pe

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    8. Work With Your Doctor to Manage Ulcerative Colitis

      One of the keys to handling your ulcerative colitis (UC) is a strong partnership with your medical team. It’s a long-lasting, complicated disease. Your symptoms will flare up, then wane. You’ll want to keep your doctor in the loop to help you manage it. Good communication helps a lot. So be open abo

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    9. Stay Connected When You Have Crohn’s

      You don’t have to deal with the pain, fatigue, or diarrhea of Crohn’s disease on your own. Support from family, friends, or other people with Crohn’s can help you live a full life. “Social support is key. I would not be here today without the support of my wife,” says Ryan Stevens, 42, who lives in

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    10. Expert Answers to Questions About Crohn’s Disease

      If you have questions about Crohn's disease, WebMD has answers. We reached out to experts to find out the most common -- and most pressing -- questions that patients ask their doctors. Once you find out you have the disease, your doctor will give you medicine to help you control it. Doctors work to

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