Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is an often intermittent gastrointestinal disorder, which usually involves abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. It is a common digestive problem more often in women than in men. It is diagnosed when tests of the colon reveal no indication of disease. It is not the same disorder as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD - such as Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, or celiac disease)
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About.com - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A medically guided site about IBS symptoms, diagnosis and treatment with an emphasis on living with IBS. From Barbara Bradley Bolen, Ph.D.
Bowels in an Uproar
Information on IBS from Johns Hopkins University.
eMedicine - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Read clinical report on IBS by Dr. Jenifer Lehrer from the University of Pennsylvania. Includes a detailed description of diagnostic criteria.
eMedicine Health - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Consumer health resource center providing an overview of IBS and its causes, symptoms and treatment.
Help for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Offering education, services, and products that allow people to successfully manage their symptoms through lifestyle modifications.
IBS Resource Center - HealingWell.com
Medical news, articles and information, descriptive links, message boards, and books.
A site which allows you to read the personal stories of other sufferers and submit your own story online.
IBS, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
This site explores the numerous causes and treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome from the traditional Chinese medicine perspective utilizing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Answers questions such as what it is, how to know if you have it, what the symptoms are, what the treatment is, what to change in the diet, medicines to take and stress.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome FAQs
IBS frequently asked questions by Laura Zurawski and Dr. Anthony Lembo.
The Mind Body Digestive Center
Offers a treatment program led by a gastroenterologist and clinical psychologist. Includes explanation of the condition and available remedies.
NHS Choices: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Provides information on this chronic disorder. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and complications.
NIDDK - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Information on IBS from the National Digestive Diseases Clearinghouse.
News articles, alternative supplement information and medication details on the syndrome.
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