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    1. 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.

    2. Alosetron for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Drug details for Alosetron for irritable bowel syndrome.

    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 - What Increases Your Risk

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

    5. 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.

    6. 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,

    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. 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 ...

    9. 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.

    10. Psychotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Topic Overview

      Psychotherapy may be effective for people who have severe pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Psychotherapy involves talking with a mental health professional about emotional and psychological problems that may trigger symptoms of IBS. Religious or spiritual advisers may offer similar help. Family therapy and support groups also may help in the treatment of IBS. Psychological ...

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