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  1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Cause

    Learn what researchers believe may cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

  2. Antidiarrheals for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Antidiarrheal medicines,such as diphenoxylate (such as Lomotil) and loperamide (such as Imodium),slow intestinal movements. This allows stool to stay in the intestine longer,allowing more water to be absorbed,which makes the stool formed rather than watery when it is passed. Antidiarrheals can help with diarrhea in IBS. 1 Diphenoxylate may cause dry skin,itching,dizziness,drowsiness,...

  3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Controlling Symptoms With Diet

    Key PointsMany people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) find that eating prompts symptoms of abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea (or, sometimes, alternating periods of constipation and diarrhea), and bloating. Making adjustments to your diet can provide relief.Limit or eliminate foods that may make diarrhea worse, including caffeine, alcohol, fatty foods, gas - producing foods (such as beans,

  4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Health Tools

    Tools to help you make decisions about irritible bowel syndrome.

  5. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Bile Acid Binding Medicines - Topic Overview

    Bile acids,which are normally present in the digestive tract,stimulate the colon. Bile acid binding agents prevent bile acids from stimulating the colon,which slows the passage of stools and relieves diarrhea. It is not common for bile to cause this problem,but if it does,these medicines can help. They usually are not tried soon after a person is diagnosed,but if symptoms don't improve ...

  6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - What Happens

    Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may persist for a long time, but IBS does not cause cancer or shorten life expectancy.Learn about the variable patterns of IBS.

  7. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Exams and Tests

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be diagnosed based on symptoms. In most cases, only minimal tests are needed. A health professional diagnoses IBS when a person has the typical symptoms of the disorder.

  8. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Prevention

    You cannot prevent irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, proper self - care may help minimize symptoms and perhaps extend the time between episodes. Learn what steps to take.

  9. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Other Treatment

    A wide range of other therapies has been used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Treatment methods that help you better cope with stress can help reduce symptoms.

  10. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    Learnabout Irritable Bowel Syndrome risk factors, which include gender, age, and family history.

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