Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder of the intestines. IBS does not cause inflammation and does not lead to a more serious condition.

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A Protective Function of Mucus
By janefarrell2

Intestinal mucus, already known to block bacteria, appears to have an anti-inflammatory function that could improve life for patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease and other intestinal Read more →
Estrogen & IBS
By Third Age

  Estrogen, whether from hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills, appears to influence the biological pathways that lead to inflammatory bowel disease. However, for reasons still Read more →
IBS Could Be Caused By Major Emotional Trauma, Study Finds
By sring

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, may be caused by major psychological and emotional events experienced over a lifetime, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed 2,623 people and found Read more →

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Learn what Irritable Bowel Syndrome is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Causes
Causes
What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms
Symptoms
What are the Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Screening
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Irritable Bowel Syndrome treatment options are available?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Care
Care
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Doctors
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