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Medical Reference Related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Medications

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

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

    Tools to help you make decisions about irritible bowel syndrome.

  3. Antianxiety Medicines for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Antianxiety agents (benzodiazepines) are used to treat anxiety and panic disorder. For some people,these medicines may be appropriate for occasional,short-term use to help relieve anxiety that is making the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) worse. These medicines may not be as useful for long-term use,because they may interact with other drugs and they may be habit-forming. Here ...

  4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Topic Overview

    Irritable bowel syndrome, also know as IBS, is an intestinal disorder that causes irritable abdominal pain or discomfort, cramping or bloating, and diarrhea or constipation.

  5. 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.

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

    Irritable bowel syndrome may present a number of warning signs.

  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 - Treatment Overview

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

  9. 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.

  10. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Constipation, and Laxatives

    WebMD looks at the role of laxatives in treating IBS-related constipation.

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