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  1. Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Linked to Foods?

    July 14, 2005 -- Are people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) more sensitive to certain foods than other people? And if so, what are those foods? Science doesn't yet have an indisputable answer to that question. But a report in July's American Journal of Gastroenterology may provide more insight.

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  2. Constipation Myths Debunked

    Jan. 4, 2005 -- Constipation has been misunderstood for far too long, and it's high time that changed. So say four doctors who want to set the record straight on constipation. The doctors come from Germany, England, Italy, and the U.S. They pooled their knowledge to see what does -- and doesn't -- m

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  3. Stress Therapy Can Help Irritable Bowel

    Sept. 13, 2004 -- Tense, tired, depressed: For people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), dealing with their disease takes a mental and physical toll. Emotional state and energy level -- not just bowel problems -- need a doctor's attention, a new study shows. Many doctors do a poor job of addressin

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  4. Zelnorm Approved for Chronic Constipation

    Editor's Note: In March 2007 the FDA asked Novartis -- the maker of Zelnorm -- to pull the drug from the market because of evidence that it raises the risk of heart attacks and stroke. But in July 2007 the FDA ruled that Zelnorm may be used by some patients in critical need of the drug who do not ha

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  5. Advisors Recommend Zelnorm for Constipation

    Editor's Note: In March 2007 the FDA asked Novartis -- the maker of Zelnorm -- to pull the drug from the market because of evidence that it raises the risk of heart attacks and stroke. But in July 2007 the FDA ruled that Zelnorm may be used by some patients in critical need of the drug who do not ha

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  6. Paxil May Help Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    May 10, 2004 -- The antidepressant drug Paxil may help some people with irritable bowel syndrome feel better. A new clinical study shows that Paxil, a type of drug called an SSRI, improves some irritable bowel symptoms. Although Paxil is mainly used to treat depression and anxiety, none of the patie

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  7. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Runs in Family

    Dec. 18, 2003 -- Irritable bowel syndrome runs in families, a telephone survey indicates. Irritable bowel syndrome isn't a single disease. It's a collection of symptoms that include abdominal pain or discomfort and constipation and/or diarrhea -- as many as one in five Americans reports some of thes

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  8. Combo Treatment Best for IBS

    Nov. 3, 2003 -- Since 1983, several studies have shown that months of psychotherapy can help some patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common yet baffling intestinal disorder believed to be largely influenced by stress and anxiety. But a 50% reduction in symptoms after just two weeks? Tha

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  9. Hypnosis May Be Useful IBS Treatment

    Oct. 21, 2003 -- A new study shows hypnosis may be an effective, long-term therapy for the poorly understood and hard-to-treat gastrointestinal disorder known as irritable bowel syndrome. In the largest long-term study of hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to date, seven out of 10 patie

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  10. Many Patients Have Dual Gastric Woes

    Oct. 14, 2003 (Baltimore) -- It's a double whammy. Doctors report that nearly three-fourths of people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome also have indigestion. Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a disorder with no specific cause characterized by mid-abdominal pain, bloating, and difficul

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