Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Also indexed as:IBS, Mucous Colitis, Spastic Colon, Premenstrual IBS
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Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic problem with varying symptoms, including abdominal pain and bloating, alternating diarrhea and constipation, flatulence, back pain, and fatigue. The cause is not clearly understood; however, since no significant tissue changes in the bowel are evident on medical examination, some speculation indicates that allergies and emotional stress may contribute to this condition. Remedies listed here may help bring some relief in moderate situations. A constitutional remedy prescribed by an experienced professional is often the best approach to help the person's system regain its balance.
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The information presented here is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US-registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.