Irritable Bowel Syndrome Articles

Irritable Bowel Syndrome FAQ
Frequently asked questions about IBS, including its symptoms and treatment.

What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, research and diet.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children
IBS affects people of all ages, including children, but may manifest itself differently.

Your Digestive System and How It Works
Learn how this complex series of organs help you to digest your food.

Harmful Effects of Medications on the Digestive Tract
The medications you are taking, may also be the cause of your digestive troubles. Learn about culprit drugs and their effects.

Facts and Fallacies about Digestive Diseases
Answers to common myths and misunderstandings about digestive disease and disorders.

Lactose Intolerance
Did you know your bowel troubles may be related to the inability to digest milk properly?

Digestive Disease Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Guide to the range of diagnostic procedures, including colonoscopy and upper and lower GI barium series.

Digestive System Illustration #1
Basic illustration of human digestive system.

Digestive System Illustration #2
Another illustration of digestive system, showing organs separately.

Digestive System Illustration #3
Very simple illustration of digestive system.

Digestive System Illustration #4
Enlarged illustration of stomach, large and small intestine.

Newer Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
In recent years, IBS research and theorizing has been tied to the 'second brain'. This has lead to the research and development of newer treatments.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Hypnosis
The evidence is overwhelming that IBS symptoms do respond to hypnosis. Not only do they respond, but they respond dramatically.

Natural Remedies That Work for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
These natural remedies will work to heal whatever irregularity you're experiencing, especially for the pressing symptoms of an irritable bowel.

Do I Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Your boss, your spouse, your mother-in-law, your bills, the I.R.S.- life is hard enough and going to the bathroom shouldn't be. But for 20 million people the urge to go to the bathroom can be agonizing.

Book Excerpt: Eating for IBS
The fundamental idea of eating for IBS is to avoid foods that over-stimulate or irritate the colon (via the gastrocolic reflex that occurs when food enters the stomach), and eat foods that soothe and regulate it.

IBS Survival Strategies
How to identify trigger foods, control your diet, utilize mind-body therapies, join support groups, change your lifestyle and more.

Book Excerpt: Listen To Your Gut
Chapter One from the book on natural treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

IBS and Hynotherapy
Hynotherapy is a promising, safe and cost effective compliment to standard treatment, often successful in treating your response to Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

About Diarrhea
Facts about diarrhea, its causes, and how to manage it.

Gas in the Digestive Tract
Gas can often be a troublesome complication of intestinal disorders and distress.

About Constipation
Bloating, pain and other symptoms are often caused by constipation. Discover the role of diet and common remedies.