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  1. Tips to Ease Your Fear of Pooping in Public Places

    Maybe you dread the idea of having to poop in a public restroom. Or maybe you instead worry you'll have an accident while you're out on the town. Lots of people have these fears. Take some simple steps to help settle your nerves and your bowels. Tackle “toilet anxiety.” Imagine what would happen if

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  2. Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease IBS

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's little evidence that eliminating certain types of carbohydrates from their diet will benefit people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a new study finds. The researchers looked at the published studies on a specif

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  3. 9 IBS Myths Busted

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be tough to understand, even for the millions of Americans who have it. There’s still a lot of confusion about what it is and how best to treat it. So it’s easy for misconceptions about the condition to sound like facts. If you or your loved one has IBS, here’s wha

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  4. New Meds OK’d for Hard-to-Treat IBS With Diarrhea

    May 28, 2015 -- The FDA has approved two new prescription medications to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or IBS-D. It’s the latest step in a years-long struggle to find safe and effective treatments for the condition. “I think patients with IBS should be very excited to have more optio

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  5. IBS, Chronic Constipation: New Guidelines Issued

    Aug. 07, 2014 -- New guidelines offer some new approaches to treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation (CC). It's been several years since the last treatment guideline updates for either of these conditions. "It was felt that there had been significant developments in both are

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  6. New IBS Drug Linzess Approved

    Aug. 30, 2012 -- The FDA today approved Linzess, a new kind of drug that relieves constipation and pain for some adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In drug trials, people with IBS with constipation (a subtype of IBS called IBS-C) had more frequent and better bowel movements and less abdomin

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  7. WebMD 5: Gastrointestinal Disorders

    Do you have bloating? Heartburn? Stomach pain? Jonathan Schreiber, MD, gastroenterologist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore and clinical assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, sheds light on gastrointestinal disorders. There are definitely some differences, and part

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  8. Very Restricted Diet May Reduce Symptoms of IBS

    Nov. 3, 2011 (Washington, D.C.) -- A very restricted diet that that is low in certain natural sugars may help relieve bloating, gas, abdominal pain, and other symptoms in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Australian researchers report. Known as a low-FODMAP diet, it doesn't work for everyo

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  9. Experimental Drug May Treat Chronic Constipation

    Aug. 10, 2011 -- Two studies show that a new kind of experimental medication relieves the pain and bloating of persistent constipation better than a placebo. The studies, which are published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that linoclotide relieved chronic constipation in up to 21% of

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  10. Mindfulness Meditation May Cut IBS Symptoms

    May 10, 2011 -- People who practice the meditative technique called mindfulness meditation may be able to reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a new study shows. The study found that the physical and psychological symptoms of IBS were more effectively managed by people practicing m

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