Managing IBS Category: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Some people with vague digestive symptoms needlessly suffer in silence believing there is no treatment. Abdominal discomfort, bloating, and either diarrhea, constipation or a combination of both, can be a sign of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Recent advances in the treatment of IBS make seeing a doctor the first step toward relief. Learn the many medical strategies used to treat this common intestinal disorder.
Bowel Symptoms and Bloating Category: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Many people suffer from digestive problems that don't go away. Sometimes the problem is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This syndrome is marked by abdominal discomfort, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or alternating diarrhea and constipation. Although doctors don't know exactly what causes IBS, they have learned a great deal about the wide range of symptoms experienced by people with IBS.
Diagnosing IBS Category: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome today is often simpler than it has been in the past. Doctors used to focus on ruling out other diseases and conditions. Now, doctors turn most of their attention to a patient's symptoms. This change in approach can lead to a speedy diagnosis and quick start of therapy.
IBD and Genetics Category: Irritable Bowel Disease Inflammatory bowel disease can run in families, so scientists have known for a long time genes are at least partially to blame. Listen to the story of one family's experience with Crohn's disease. And learn from Dr. Judy Cho about her breakthrough discovery of the first gene linked to IBD.
IBD Intro Category: Irritable Bowel Disease Few diseases generate as many misconceptions as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Listen to host Bettina Gregory and two gastroenterologists get down to the basics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.