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    1. 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.

    2. Antidiarrheals for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - 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,...

    3. 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,

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

      Irritable bowel syndrome may present a number of warning signs.

    5. 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 ...

    6. Antidepressants for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Topic Overview

      Antidepressants are used to treat depression,anxiety,or both by correcting imbalances in brain chemistry. For people who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),doses much lower than those usually used to treat depression can help relieve symptoms of IBS such as pain,bloating,and feeling like you are unable to pass a stool. 1 They may be used to treat chronic,unremitting abdominal pain that ...

    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 - Home Treatment

      For most people who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), home treatment may be the best way to manage the symptoms.

    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. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Cause

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

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