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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Health Center

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  1. 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.

  2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome depends on the severity of the symptoms. Learn more about effective IBS treatment, including identifying your triggers.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Cause

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

  6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Symptoms

    An expert panel has outlined a list of symptoms common in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Doctors often use this list of symptoms, known as the Rome II criteria, to distinguish IBS from other intestinal problems.

  7. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - 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,...

  8. 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,

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

    Irritable bowel syndrome may present a number of warning signs.

  10. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Medications

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

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