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  1. IBS Relief From Soluble Fiber

    Aug. 28, 2009 -- Psyllium, the soluble fiber in Metamucil and other products, can relieve abdominal pain and discomfort in some patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Bran, an insoluble fiber, did not help most patients and worsened symptoms in many, according to the results of a 275-patient

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  2. IBS: What It's Like

    Aug. 20, 2009 -- People with IBS suffer pain and greatly reduced quality of life -- but what hurts most is when family, friends, and doctors don't think their suffering is legitimate. Irritable bowel syndrome greatly disrupts the lives of people who suffer from it. But unlike other gut diseases, suc

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  3. New IBS Guidelines Offer Treatment Ideas

    Dec. 19, 2008 -- New guidelines have been issued by the nation's gastroenterologists that are aimed at easing the abdominal pain, diarrhea, and other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which afflicts millions of Americans. The guidelines, issued by the American College of Gastroenterology,

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  4. Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Treat IBS

    Nov. 13, 2008 -- Largely overlooked, older remedies like peppermint oil and fiber are effective treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a review of the research shows. The analysis shows that these remedies and some antispasmodic drugs that are no longer widely prescribed work well, researche

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  5. FDA OKs Constipation Drug for IBS

    April 30, 2008 -- The FDA has approved the use of the constipation drug Amitiza to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in women aged 18 and older. Amitiza is the first FDA-approved prescription drug therapy for IBS-C. But it isn't a new drug. The FDA approved Amitiza in 2006 to

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  6. IBS Drug Zelnorm OK'd for Some

    (Editor’s Note: On April 2, 2008, Zelnorm’s manufacturer voluntarily discontinued Zelnorm. It is no longer available.) July 27, 2007 -- The irritable bowel syndrome drug Zelnorm, which was taken off the U.S. market earlier this year, will be allowed for some patients under tight restrictions, the FD

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  7. IBS Drug Zelnorm Taken Off U.S. Market

    March 30, 2007 -- A popular drug for irritable bowel syndrome and constipation was pulled from the U.S. market Friday amid new evidence that it raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Novartis, the manufacturer of Zelnorm, confirmed that Food and Drug Administration officials asked for the dru

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  8. Anxiety During Illness May Trigger IBS

    Feb. 26, 2007 -- People who are overly anxious or refuse to slow down during a bout of food poisoning or other infection-related gastrointestinal illness may be prone to developing irritable bowel syndrome, according to a new study. The findings reinforce the view that emotional factors like stress

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  9. Antibiotic May Aid Irritable Bowel

    Oct. 16, 2006 -- Ten days' treatment with the antibiotic Xifaxan reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a small clinical trial suggests. IBS is a condition of the intestinal tract that causes symptoms of bloating, gas, abdominal cramping, diarrhea , and constipation . Xifaxan, now appro

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  10. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Many False Fears

    Oct. 31, 2005 -- New research shows that many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) mistakenly think that IBS can lead to digestive diseases including colon cancer. IBS hasn't been shown to lead to any serious diseases, including cancer, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Som

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