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  1. Frequently Asked Questions About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    The experts at WebMD answer some of the most commonly asked questions about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

  2. Diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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

  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) 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Cause

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

  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) 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.

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