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    1. 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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    2. How to Talk About Your IBS-D

      During her freshman year in college, Ryann Wilcoxon struggled with painful stomach cramps and diarrhea. An IBS-D diagnosis gave her answers about what was going on in her gut, but what Wilcoxon was still unsure about was how to talk to friends and family about her condition. “I’m a fairly open perso

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    3. 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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    4. A Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea

      Smart eating habits can make your life a little easier when you have irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or IBS-D. And you don't have to completely give up any foods you like. "Moderation is important," says Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Guide to Better

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    5. 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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    6. Get Relief From IBS

      Ten years ago, Nikki Martinez lived in constant pain. "I had cramping, constipation, diarrhea. I was so nauseous, I almost couldn't stand eating." Martinez, then 30, was eventually diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a collection of symptoms that affects up to 1 in 5 people. "We don't com

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Tips to Ease Your Fear of Pooping in Public Places

      Maybe you dread the idea of having to poop in a public restroom. Or maybe you instead worry you'll have an accident while you're out on the town. Lots of people have these fears. Take some simple steps to help settle your nerves and your bowels. Tackle “toilet anxiety.” Imagine what would happen if

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