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IBS Gender Differences

July 7th, 2006

Why do more women than men suffer from IBS?

In the United States and other western countries, twice as many women as men seek treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In fact, IBS is largely perceived as a women’s health issue even though there are men who suffer from it as well. Why are more women diagnosed as men? Does the answer lie in the physical, chemical, social or emotional differences between the genders? Continue Reading »

Constipation And IBS

April 2nd, 2006

The discomfort of constipation can have several causes, but diet is always an important factor and a good place to start when seeking relief. There are certain foods that are more prone to cause constipation in many people. There also are foods that relieve constipation just as effectively. These foods work much more slowly than fiber supplements, laxatives, and stool softeners. These foods also have the advantage of being natural. Continue Reading »

Does IBS Interfere With Your Daily Activities?

March 30th, 2006

For myself, it used to restrict me to limited activities. I never wanted to be caught out and about with my pants down (no pun intended). IBS may have caused you to avoid doing certain things, like going out or going to work or school. While it may take some time for your efforts to pay off, you may find new freedom by following a plan that includes a healthy diet, learning new ways to deal with your stress and avoiding foods that may make your symptoms worse. Continue Reading »

IBS Doctor Questions

March 25th, 2006

Once you’ve found a satisfactory doctor and established a good working relationship, he or she should educate you about Irritable Bowel Syndrome and treat it as they would any other chronic disorder, with a focus on managing your symptoms. What can you fairly expect your doctor to do? Continue Reading »

How is Irritable Bowel Syndrome diagnosed?

February 12th, 2006

If you think you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, seeing your doctor is the first step. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is generally diagnosed on the basis of a complete medical history that includes a careful description of symptoms and a physical examination. Continue Reading »

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