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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system that affects around twice as many women as men. Symptoms are usually worse after eating and include stomach pain and cramping, diarrhea or constipation, bloating, exce

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Tenesmus: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Tenesmus describes the feeling of being unable to empty the bowels properly. Learn about the causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and management options.

Fifteen possible causes of abdominal pain

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is abdominal pain, what are the causes, and what are the symptoms? Are some causes more serious than others? When should medical attention be sought?

Exhausted immune cells linked to irritable bowel syndrome

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Adelaide researchers have for the first time discovered that a specific type of irritable bowel syndrome is associated with exhaustion of the immune system in patients.

What causes stomach pain at night?

Tue, 30 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the common causes of nighttime stomach pain, the ways to prevent and treat nighttime stomach pain, and when to see a doctor.

Link between chronic fatigue syndrome and gut bacteria explored

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a relatively mysterious condition. Breaking research that examines gut bacteria yields new clues and offers fresh hope.

HIV and diarrhea: Causes, treatment, and remedies

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is the connection between diarrhea and HIV, when might it occur, and how long does it last? Are there any complications with HIV and diarrhea?

Gut bacteria affect intestines and brain in IBS patients

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study found a connection between the gut's microbiota and gastrointestinal and behavioral symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

Diet Tips for Crohn's Disease

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

How does Crohn’s disease affect diet and nutrition? Learn about diet tips and other dietary considerations for people with Crohn’s disease.

How to Relieve Gas: Easy Methods and Remedies

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Everyone has gas, but for some people it can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Find out what causes gas and how to reduce the problem.

New research links genetic defects in carbohydrate digestion to irritable bowel syndrome

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects a large portion of the general population.

Pregabalin may lessen pain from irritable bowel syndrome, Mayo Clinic study finds

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A pilot study by researchers at Mayo Clinic has found that patients suffering from pain related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may benefit from taking pregabalin, a neuro-pain inhibitor commonly...

Can Castor Oil Be Used For Treating Constipation?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Constipation can conspire to ruin your day. What causes constipation and how can we prevent it? Learn how castor oil and other treatments may help

New breakthrough for IBS patients

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A low-FODMAP diet is now an established treatment for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but the diet is controversial and challenging to follow, and not all IBS sufferers have a positive...

Can Olive Oil Be Used to Treat Constipation?

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Olive oil has long been used as a simple treatment for constipation. Learn more about this home remedy that gets stools moving again.

Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness of complementary or alternative therapies - including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, fiber, and herbal medicinal products - for the...

Modified rye bread helps patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often concerned that certain foods may trigger or worsen their symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation.

Mucus in Stool: What Does it Mean?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Find out about the many reasons why there might be mucus in your stool. This article looks at the causes and possible treatments for mucus in stool.

Review of low FODMAP diet and IBS recently published

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology has published the review "Efficacy of the low FODMAP diet for treating irritable bowel syndrome: the evidence to date".

Clinical trial demonstrates success of low FODMAP diet

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A change in diet can improve the lives of those diagnosed with a common, but hard-to-treat gut disorder.

Trance to treat stomach ache: the efficacy of medical hypnosis

Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Therapeutic hypnosis is an effective and safe complementary technique in surgery and the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.

Breath test may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome

Wed, 11 May 2016 10:00:00 PDT

There is currently no specific diagnostic test for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but now researchers have identified a combination of 16 different substances in the breath that, when measured...

One in five rheumatoid arthritis patients missing recommended flu jab

Tue, 03 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Research from The University of Manchester has found a shortfall in the uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), potentially increasing...

Consuming iron with green tea may lessen tea's benefits

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Although drinking green tea is linked to many health benefits, a new study suggests that when consumed with iron, the main compound in green tea binds to it, reducing benefits.

Link between obesity and increased risk of colorectal cancer revealed

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Obesity has long been associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer, but the link has never been understood.

Hay fever medicine reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have identified the cause of abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).