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    1. Fibromyalgia and IBS: What’s the Connection?

      Knots grip your arms and legs, and your muscles ache. Your belly has cramps, too. Could the pain be connected? If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or fibromyalgia, it’s likely you have the other one, too. They often happen together, but how they are related is not understood. Only a small amo

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    2. Help for IBS: Medications, Diet, and More

      Today, people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have more medication choices than ever before, and doctors know more about how to treat the condition. Because IBS symptoms vary from person to person, there isn't one remedy that's best for everyone. "It really has to be tailored to the patient," sa

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    3. Food Allergies Tied to Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

      Nov. 12, 2015 -- Food allergies and genes that raise your odds of getting allergic diseases might play roles in some people's irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), two new studies suggest. Allergic asthma, rhinitis, and eczema go hand-in-hand with diarrhea and bad digestive reactions to food in certain pe

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 9 IBS Myths Busted

      There’s still a lot of confusion about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), including 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 what you should know about nine of the most common myths out there.

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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