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    1. 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.

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

      Irritable bowel syndrome may present a number of warning signs.

    3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Cause

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

    4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Topic Overview

      Bile acids,which are normally present in the digestive tract,stimulate the colon. Bile acid binding agents prevent bile acids from stimulating the colon,which slows the passage of stools and relieves diarrhea. It is not common for bile to cause this problem,but if it does,these medicines can help. They usually are not tried soon after a person is diagnosed,but if symptoms don't improve ...

    5. Medical History and Physical Exam for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Medical and dietary historyTo determine whether your symptoms meet the criteria for diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), your doctor may ask you questions about:Recent stressful events in your life. Stress may be a strong indication that your symptoms may be caused by irritable bowel syndrome.Bowel function, including how many bowel movements you have per day or per week, whether you have ..

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

      Tools to help you make decisions about irritible bowel syndrome.

    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 - 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.

    10. 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.

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