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    News and Features Related to Digestive Disorders

    1. When Can Probiotics Help?

      As probiotics have become more popular, researchers continue to study these "good" bacteria. Results show they can help with digestive problems as well as other health problems that range from eczema to children's colds. These natural microbes can be found in foods like yogurt as well as supplements

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    2. IBS During Pregnancy: What to Expect

      Most pregnant women can expect some GI challenges during those 9 months. Morning sickness and heartburn are common. The iron and calcium in prenatal vitamins can make you constipated. Plus, your growing baby is physically pressing against your organs as food moves through them. If you already have i

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    3. 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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    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. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 7 Tips for Getting Out With UC

      "What will my food options be? What if we’re stuck on the tarmac and my symptoms flare? How long will it take me to find a restroom after I land?" These were just some of the questions that fueled Heather Weiss’s anxiety the first time she traveled after her doctor told her she has ulcerative coliti

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