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  1. Diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Find out how doctors diagnose irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS.

  2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Depression

    Depression and anxiety can aggravate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Find out from WebMD why they often go hand in hand and what can be done about it.

  3. D-Xylose Absorption Test

    The D - xylose absorption test measures the level of D - xylose, a type of sugar, in a blood or urine sample.

  4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Medications

    Medication may be used along with lifestyle changes to manage symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

  5. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - When To Call a Doctor

    Irritable bowel syndrome may present a number of warning signs.

  6. 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.

  7. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Cause

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

  8. 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.

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

    For most people who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), home treatment may be the best way to manage the symptoms.

  10. 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.

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