Psychological IBS Treatments

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Scientific research has shown that the brain & the digestive system are linked via numerous neurological & chemical pathways. Due to these pathway connections the brain can have a powerful effect on the digestive system as well as visa versa with the digestive system having a powerful effect on the brain. Continue reading “Psychological IBS 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” »

First Steps With IBS

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You’re probably reading this because you think you have IBS or have been recently received a positive IBS diagnosis. Perhaps you yourself are not impacted directly by IBS, but you are instead seeking information for a loved one or a friend who’s life is being affected. Seeking help is the first step to gaining an understanding and hopefully control over the symptoms that affect peoples lives when dealing with IBS. Continue reading “First Steps With IBS” »

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