Bacteriotherapy for IBS

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Bacteriotherapy, which is also known as fecal transplantation, is the process of taking the stool from one person’s digestive system and implanting it into another person’s digestive system. This may sound strange, but fecal transplantation is providing relief for many people with digestive problems like IBS. Continue reading “Bacteriotherapy for IBS” »

IBS Medications

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There are many medications on the market which may help with a variety of IBS symptoms. Used in conjunction with natural remedies and/or diet changes, they may allow you to manage your IBS symptoms better. Continue reading “IBS Medications” »

IBS Vitamin Treatments

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Vitamins & minerals are essential to living healthy lives. There are some vitamins that may be beneficial to those suffering from IBS. Keep in mind that some people have a sensitive stomach which vitamin supplements can upset. If you do not notice improvement of your symptoms within a few weeks or your symptoms noticeably get worse, stop taking the the supplement. Continue reading “IBS Vitamin Treatments” »

IBS Probiotic Treatments

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Probiotics are healthy bacteria that live in your gut. They help with food digestion as well as fend off invading bacteria that could make you ill. If the probiotics in your digestive system become depleted then you may experience IBS symptoms. Taking a probiotic supplement may help restore the healthy probiotics back to your gut & perhaps improve or cure your symptoms. Continue reading “IBS Probiotic Treatments” »

IBS’ Occupational Impact

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IBS impacts all aspects of your life including your work. It can be especially difficult if you are dealing with an occupation that may not have bathrooms readily available, one that requires significant travel or one that is physically active. Continue reading “IBS’ Occupational Impact” »

Psychological IBS Symptoms

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People dealing with IBS often have to deal with psychological symptoms as well as physiological symptoms.The brain & the gut are connected together via numerous neurological pathways. The gut & brain also extensively use serotonin to communicate. Serotonin is a chemical that is often related to mood & anxiety disorders. This neurological & chemical connection is known as the “brain-gut connection”. Some researchers have even referred to the digestive system as “the second brain”. Continue reading “Psychological IBS Symptoms” »

Physical IBS Symptoms

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IBS symptoms vary by their type, intensity & duration. Some people experience short term IBS flares while others experience more chronic IBS symptoms. Those who experience chronic IBS symptoms may also be susceptible to IBS flare-ups as well. Continue reading “Physical IBS Symptoms” »

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